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TWTD Archive – August 10, 1996

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REMEMBERING VERNA FELTON

Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, August 10, 1996

MAIL CALL #177 (1940s) Excerpt featuring Red Skelton as Junior, the mean little kid and Verna Felton as Junior’s grandmother in a “sleepy time” sketch.

FIRST NIGHTER (6-17-48) “Old Lady Shakespeare” starring Olan Soule and Verna Felton in a romantic drama about an aging actress who wants to stop her nephew from marrying a young woman.

RADIO HALL OF FAME (3-12-44) Excerpt featuring Groucho Marx as Dr. Hackenbush and Verna Felton as head nurse in a zany hospital sketch.

ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET (10-7-45) The Nelsons receive a most unusual gift from an Arabian prince. Featured in the cast are Bea Benadaret as Gloria the maid and Verna Felton as Mrs. Broadstreet.

GUEST STAR (1951) “The Night is Dark” with Lurene Tuttle, Verna Felton and Gerald Mohr.

HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (5-5-49) “Mother” starring Linda Darnall with Verna Felton in a warmhearted story of the relationship of a mother and her daughter.

SALUTE TO KMGM (5-27-48)  Excerpt from a broadcast on the opening of the new radio broadcast studios of station KMGM. Grandma, played by Verna Felton, takes Junior, played by Red Skelton, on a tour of the new radio studio.

JOAN DAVIS SHOW (1-21-46) “America’s Queen of Comedy” with singer Andy Russell, Verna Felton as Rosella Hipperton, and Shirley Mitchell.  Joan borrows an idea from a romance magazine to try to win Andy’s affections.

RED SKELTON SHOW (5-13-49) Red finds a lost dog and tries to find his owner. Cast features Verna Felton as Junior’s Grandma and as Red’s neighbor Mrs. Fussy.