The Charlotte Greenwood Show
|Other names||The Hallmark Charlotte Greenwood Show|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Written by||Ray Singer|
|Produced by||John Guedel|
Thomas Freebairn Smith
|Original release||June 13, 1944 – January 6, 1946|
|Sponsored by||Pepsodent (1944)|
Hallmark Cards (1945–46)
The program began as a summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show. Newspaper columnist Hedda Hopper reported, "The interesting thing is that she (Charlotte Greenwood) got the job on a couple of scripts written by her husband, Martin Broones, who's never before written for radio."
The 1944 version of the show had Greenwood, playing herself, working as a cub reporter in a small newspaper as research in preparation for a future film role. When the program resurfaced in 1945, Greenwood's character had the responsibility of raising three children, teenagers Jack and Barbara and little Robert after her good friend died, making her executor of the estate. The setting was the fictional town of "Lakeview".
An old time radio reference commented that Greenwood's character "managed to be single, moral, and peppy."
Characters, cast and personnel
|Jack Barton||Edward Ryan|
|Barbara Barton||Betty Moran|
|Robert Barton||Bobby Larson|
|Judge Cronin||Charles Cantor|
|William Anderson||John Brown|
|Mr. Reynolds||Edward Arnold|
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- "Photo caption" (PDF). Broadcasting. July 10, 1944. p. 49. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
- Hopper, Hedda (April 3, 1944). "Looking at Hollywood". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 18. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- Boyd, Malcolm (April 22, 1945). "The Winnah!" (PDF). Radio Life. pp. 26–27. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
- "Stereotypes on Radio" (PDF). Routledge. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
- West, Virginia (November 4, 1945). "KECA mike memos" (PDF). Radio Life. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
- "On All Accounts" (PDF). Broadcasting. February 21, 1949. pp. 10, 84. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
- Episodes of The Charlotte Greenwood Show, archive.org