The Time of Your Life. Comedy. Written by William Saroyan
. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Directed by Eddie Dowling
and William Saroyan. Booth Theatre: 25 Oct 1939- 6 Apr 1940 (185 performances). Cast: Edward Andrews
(as "Tom"), Ainsworth Arnold (as "Society Gentleman"), Ross Bagdasarian
(as "Newsboy"), Cathie Bailey (as "...
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Did You Know?
His signature statement as Chester A. Riley (in radio, film and TV): "What a revoltin' development THIS is!"
Portraying Chester Riley on the popular "The Life of Riley" radio program from 1944-1952, Bendix was initially prevented from recreating his role for TV due to contractual restrictions. Jackie Gleason
played the role when the program first aired, but Bendix subsequently took over the part after the show failed to get decent ratings. Gleason's role as Riley lasted one season (The Life of Riley