Three Steps to Heaven (TV series)

Three Steps to Heaven is an American soap opera that aired on NBC from August 3, 1953 to December 31, 1954. It was created by Irving Vendig. Don Pardo was the announcer.

Three Steps to Heaven
GenreSoap opera
Created byIrving Vendig
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time15 mins.
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseAugust 5, 1953 (1953-08-05) 
December 31, 1954 (1954-12-31)


The show followed Mary Claire 'Pogo' Thurmond, who moved from her small New England town to New York City in hopes of becoming a successful model.[1]

The program was partially sponsored by Procter & Gamble,[2] its commercials alternating between Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday of one week and Tuesday and Friday of the next week.[3]



  1. Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 1079. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  2. Morse, Leon (April 10, 1954). "Radio Faces Great Challenge As TV Soapers Gain Ground". Billboard. p. 6. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  3. "NBC-TV Morning Picture Brightens". Billboard. November 14, 1953. p. 4. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
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