Hosted the "Maxwell House Good News" program "Behind the Scenes of the Making of The Wizard of Oz
(1939)". This marked the first time that songs from the film were ever performed on radio and, because this program was broadcast two months before the film's actual release, it also marked the first time that most of the public ...
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[on his favorite role: 'The Enchanted Cottage'] The role symbolized my own life, though I wasn't a veteran who returned from war tragically disfigured. It demonstrated my theory that we are all, somehow, handicapped. Shyness and fear of people were my invisible scars. These were finally overcome, just as in the movie, because of the love of a woman who saw the 'perfect man' through all the ...
Following his sobriety, he was once chosen Honorary Chairman of National Health Week.