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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 November 1917New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 23 May 1990Gleneden Beach, Oregon, USA  (cardiac arrest)
Nickname Mr. Radio

Mini Bio (1)

Elliott Lewis first made his mark as an actor, writer, producer and director on radio in the late 1930's. His voice was also heard on Gordon Jenkins' classic recording of "Manhattan Tower" on Decca Records in 1945. In contrast to his prodigious radio career, in which he worked either alone or in tandem with his first wife, Cathy Lewis, his movie career, like those of most radio actors of the period, wasn't nearly as prolific, with only three films to his credit. As the 1950s wore on, he drifted away from acting to concentrate on the writing, producing and directing end of the business. After the "Golden Age of Radio" ended, Lewis moved to TV as a producer of such shows as The Lucy Show (1962) and The Mothers-In-Law (1967), and director of all but one episode of the final season of Petticoat Junction (1963); however, radio remained his first love, and he continued to direct the occasional radio play well into the 1970s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: W.B.

Spouse (2)

Mary Jane Croft (1959 - 23 May 1990) (his death)
Cathy Lewis (1943 - 1958) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Producer (1950-1956) and director (1951-1954) of CBS Radio's "Suspense."
Producer/director on CBS Radio's "Broadway is My Beat" (1949-1954).
Producer/director for CBS Radio's "Crime Classics" (1953-1954).
Portrayed Phillip Carney on Mutual Radio's "The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen" (1947-1948).
CBS Radio Publicity once dubbed Elliott Lewis "Mr. Radio" because of his contributions to the medium as a writer, producer, director, and actor. Lewis was involved in more than 900 network radio programs in those various capacities.
Published his first novel in 1980, at the age of 63, about a private detective named Bennett. He would go on to write a series of books about this character's adventures.

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