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Joe Penner (1904–1941)

Mostly forgotten today, radio comic Joe Penner was a major craze back in Depression-era 1933 and 1934. There was no heavy social significance to his work and certainly no subtlety -- just alot of slapstick silliness that helped audiences forget their troubles and get happy. People today equate Penner's zany, simpering, man-child delivery to that ... See full bio »

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Known For

New Faces of 1937
New Faces of 1937 Seymore Seymore
The Life of the Party
Go Chase Yourself
Go Chase Yourself Wilbur Meeley
College Rhythm


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 1940 Millionaire Playboy
Joe Zany, aka Mr. Joe Potter
 1936 Collegiate
 1932 Here, Prince (Short)
Crown Prince Michael of Deleria
 1932 The Toreador (Short)
 1931 Rough Sailing (Short)
 1931 Where Men Are Men (Short)
Joe Pipgrass
 1931 Gangway (Short)
 1931 Sax Appeal (Short)
 1931 Moving In (Short)
 1931 Making Good (Short)
 1931 Service Stripes (Short)
 1930 A Stuttering Romance (Short)
 1930 Seeing Off Service (Short)
 1930 Stepping Out (Short)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: The Joe Penner Show (AKA: The Park Avenue Penners). CBC Radio Network: Sundays 6:00-6:30 pm. Stars: Joe Penner, Joy Hodges, Gene Austin. Music: Jimmy Grier's Biltore Bowl Orchestra. Announcer: Bill Goodwin. Debut: 04 Oct 1936. Sponsor: Cocoa Malt (78 episodes). Show ended 26 June 1936. See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

His trademark: "Wanna buy a duck?"


He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1752 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. See more »

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