Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Willard Waterman

Recorded March 17th, 1984 - 49 min

Actor who starred as the Great Gildersleeve for eight years. His career began in Chicago in 1935 and he subsequently had roles in various radio soap operas and kids’ shows before going to Hollywood to appear in scores of dramatic broadcasts before being cast as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve after Harold Peary left the role in 1950. He was 69 at the time of our conversation and he died February 2, 1995 at age 80.

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