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

TWTD Archive – April 12, 1997

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, April 12, 1997

ROYAL GELETIN HOUR (1-14-37) Excerpt as host Rudy Vallee introduces Walter O’Keefe who presents a topical monolog with mention of the new Social Security Act.

DOUBLE OR NOTHING (1-2-48) Emcee Walter O’Keefe puts contestants through their paces in this popular comedy-quiz show.

BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (3-24-49) George and Gracie welcome guest Walter O’Keefe.  George looks forward to reminiscing with O’Keefe about their vaudeville days.

COMMAND PERFORMANCE #187 (8-9-45) Walter O’Keefe is emcee with guests Marilyn Maxwell, Rita Hayworth, Town Criers, Les Paul Trio.

PHILCO RADIO TIME (1-7-49) Excerpt as host Bing Crosby and guest Walter O’Keefe present a musical salute to Al Jolson and then are joined by Brace Beemer as The Lone Ranger for a western sketch.

KRAFT MUSIC HALL (1-29-48) Al Jolson stars with guest Walter O’Keefe, who joins Al in a “Serenade to Bing Crosby.”

BING CROSBY SHOW (5-2-51) Bing welcomes vaudevillian Bert Wheeler, who claims that Bing stole one of his jokes, and Walter O’Keefe , who tries to get Bing to pay Wheeler.