He was the announcer, narrator and Petri wine pitchman on Mutual Radio's "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (1945-1946). On the program, Dr. Watson would relate a Sherlock Holmes story to Bartell, almost always over a glass of Petri wine.
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Very well known as an 'Old Time Radio' actor. A regular on such shows as "Gunsmoke", "Dragnet" and "Let George Do It", he was also the announcer on the final Basil Rathbone
and Nigel Bruce
run of "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" in 1945-1946.