Played the role John Whitaker in the popular radio show from Focus On The Family, Adventures In Odyssey. He died very suddenly, and the producers of the show had to piece together old clips of his voice on past shows in order to create a storyline for his character, John Avery Whittaker, to leave the show, which was basically ...
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We were paid $5.00 a show. That was a lot of money in those days. My sisters, Bernadeen and Kathleen were also great dancers. They performed up a storm. We did a lot of different acts back then and Abe Cohen
helped us. He really enjoyed our work.
Worked as a disc jockey in Utica, New York, from 1936 to 1943. Hal then moved to Hollywood working as an announcer for the Warner Brother's radio station KFWB; while there he was an announcer for "The Jimmie Jackson Show" and "Jimmie Jackson's Memory Lane" Show. Later on Hal was able to lampoon Jimmie on one of the Andy Griffith shows "Goodbye, Sheriff Taylor" The tongue-in-cheek one liner ...