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The Favorite Sports Stories of Grantland Rice Radio Program

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Cities Service Grantland Rice Football Guide from 1934
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Cities Service Grantland Rice Football Guide from 1936
Cities Service Grantland Rice Football Guide from 1936

Cities Service Grantland Rice Football Guide from 1939
Cities Service Grantland Rice Football Guide from 1939

NBC Staff Organist Jack Ward provided the stirring underscore for many of Grantland Rice's Favorite Sports Stories
NBC Staff Organist Jack Ward provided the stirring underscore for many of Grantland Rice's Favorite Sports Stories


Grantland Rice was one of America's greatest and most widely read columnists of the first half of the 20th Century. Alongside Ring Lardner, Damon Runyon and Paul Gallico, 'Granny' Rice was one of a handful of influential sportswriters who translated the sporting events of the 1st half of the 20th Century to millions of America's sports fans and non-sports fans alike. Going beyond the print media, Rice began broadcasting over Radio with the 1930s Coca-Cola Top Notchers. Over the course of the next twenty-five years Grantland Rice appeared in over 2000 Radio programs, mostly sports interview programs.

Between 1921 and 1948 Rice produced a series of over 200 sports shorts for film. Rice, already one of America's foremost sportswriters was famous for coining the name, The Four Horsemen, in referring to Notre Dame's famous 1924 backfield of Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. Rice also wrote a great deal of verse, mostly centered around sports, but expanding to all manner of topics. Rice was also famous for the oft cited credo, it's "not that you won or lost, but how you played the game." Another timeless example was his observation that, "A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion."

During his over 50 yrs as a sportswriter and social commentator, Grantland Rice interviewed virtually every significant sports figure of the era. He wrote of Bobby Jones, the golfer, that he was unquestionably the finest golfer to ever play the game: "There is no more chance that golf will give the world another Jones than there is that literature will produce another Shakespeare." Tiger Woods, notwithstanding, that observation has held up remarkably well over the subsequent 80 years.

Grantland Rice's poetry was an even more enduring legacy of his remarkable career. Rice's 'Game Called' was adapted from prose he'd originally penned in 1910, but in 1948, he updated the passage to honor Babe Ruth's passing"

"Game Called by darkness — let the curtain fall.
No more remembered thunder sweeps the field.
No more the ancient echoes hear the call
To one who wore so well both sword and shield:
The Big Guy’s left us with the night to face
And there is no one who can take his place.

Game Called — and silence settles on the plain.
Where is the crash of ash against the sphere?
Where is the mighty music, the refrain
That once brought joy to every waiting ear?
The Big Guy’s left us lonely in the dark
Forever waiting for the flaming spark.

Game Called — what more is there for us to say?
How dull and drab the field looks to the eye
For one who ruled it in a golden day
Has waved his cap to bid us all good-bye.
The Big Guy’s gone — by land or sea or foam
May the Great Umpire call him “safe at home.”

NBC brings Grantland Rice's fondest sports stories to Radio

Grantland Rice was by no means a newcomer to 1940s Radio. Beginning with 1930s Coca-Cola Top-Notchers, Grantland Rice had become as much of a fixture over Radio as he'd become in print media and Film. Along with Red Barber, Frank Graham, Bill Stern and Graham McNamee, Grantland Rice was one of a handful of Radio voices that were immediately associated with Sport.

By then in his 60s, Rice was already working on his autobiography, The Tumult and The Shouting, when he was approached by NBC to narrate a series of half-hour sports stories which had become his favorites over his extraordinary career. Co-produced by NBC's Garnet Garrison and Rice's son, Herbert, the series showcased some of the greatest popular sports authors in American history. As the series evolved, it became apparent that Ring Lardner, James Thurber, Charles E. Van Loan and Frank Graham were particular favorites.

Culled from many of the popular magazines of the era, the stories sparkled with poignancy, humor and self-deprecation. Sport had become as much a business as Radio by the mid-1940s, but it hadn't grown so large that it couldn't stand some light-hearted self-reflection. The series' selections also showcased several highly inspirational stories from the world of Sport. This was, after all, the World War II era. Indeed, midway through the series D-Day announced to America and the world that the United States was prepared to stand by it's founding principles after all. As a consequence, several of the stories Rice selected after D-Day had a decidedly patriotic slant, as did most of the contemporary programming of the time.

The format was quite clever and informal, and suited Grantland Rice to a tee. Set in the mythical Sportsman's Club, Grantland Rice held court with a group of other sportwriters at a weekly Saturday meeting to chew the fat and spin sports yarns. With a rare few exceptions, Rice presided over every recorded broadcast of the run.

After a brief intro, the open mike would record contemporary sports-related observations of the era in the background until one or more of the members of the group would pose a question to 'Granny.' Upon answering the question or providing his opinion on the topic, Rice would segue into his story selection for the day. The story from that point forward would be dramatized by the cast of East Coast actors and, upon the dramatization's end, Grantland Rice and the boys would comment on the story selection followed by an occasional teaser or announcement of the next week's story.

The casts comprised most of the better East Coast voice talent of the day: Ed Jerome, Stefan Schnabel, Josephy Wiseman, Lon Clark, Bill Quinn, Elspeth Eric, Norman Lloyd, Leslie Woods, Jim and Henny Backus, Jim Boles, Stacy Harris, Peggy Allenby, Larry Haines, Owen Jordan, Joseph Julian, Helen Choate, Joe De Santis, Barbara Fuller, Frank Lovejoy and Mason Adams to name but a few. Sustained for the duration of the series, NBC clearly spared little expense mounting a superb cast to support these fascinating sports stories.

Anton M. Leader directed the majority of the productions backed up by Paul Martin. Ben Kagan adapted or wrote most of the script treatments backed up by Gerald Holland and T.W. Ford. All top-notch NBC Radio men, Grantland Rice was well-supported at every level during the production run.

As with much of the better Radio of the era, the stories hold up quite well even today. The sporting achievements of the first half of the 20th century, though infrequently marred by an occasional gambling scandal, were untarnished by performance-enhancing drugs, million dollar salaries, and billion dollar media contracts. The sportswriters of the era intimately knew most of the teams they covered. The players and athletes they covered almost always came from humble or middle-income families. Both the athletes and sportwriters called things they way they saw them, warts and all.

But the enduring themes, irrespective of the humble language they employed, were the focus. Men--and women--against the record books. Personal accounts of athletes overcoming the tempations of success and fortune to take time out for Uncle Sam. They were predominantly simple men and women blessed with a few physical gifts that transported them to the heights--and depressions--of sports fame or disappointment. Every bit in the spirit of Grantland Rice's famous poetic expression, it's "not that you won or lost, but how you played the game."

Series Derivatives:

The Grantland Rice Story
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Sports Dramatizations
Network(s): NBC [WEAF]
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 43-12-11 01 The Lady Was A Flop
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 43-12-11 to 45-05-05; NBC [WEAF]; Sixty-three, 30-minute programs; Sunday afternoon or morning.
Syndication: NBC Orthacoustic
Sponsors: Sustaining
Director(s): Herbert Rice, Garnet Garrison [Producers]
Anton M. 'Tony' Leader, Paul Martin [Directors]
Principal Actors: John Connery, Jimmy Tansey, Clem McCarthy, Rod Hendrickson, Phillip Gordon, Esther Menchotti, Katherine Raht, Madeline Lee, Ed Latimer, Edwin Jerome, Don Douglas, Tommy Hughes, Stanford Lewis, John McGovern, Roy Fant, Ed Begley, Joseph Boland, Julian Noa, Jim Boles, Frank Butler, Jack Hartley, Barry Hopkins, Fred Barron, Norman Lloyd, Tom Heathly, John Thomas, Don Hearst, Rod Hendrickson, James Cavanaugh, Stanford Lewis, Alan Drake, Jim Backus, Bill Burbridge, Sam Wanamaker, Floyd Buckley, Santos Ortega, Paul Ford, Helen Choate, Jean Ellen, Bill Gray, John Connery, Wilford Lytel, Joseph Julian, Reese Taylor, Harold Young, William Mitchell, Will Hare, Norman McKay, Gregory Morton, Anthony Lapenna, Len Sterling, Henry Backus, Jackson Beck, George Mitchell, Stefan Schnabel, Gene Leonard, Owen Jordan, William Walton, Joseph Wiseman, Robert Harris, David Curlin, Jimmy Macy, Sam Raskin, Lyle Carcou, Lon Clark, WIlliam Quinn, Richard Keith, Alan Drake, Roy Halley, Jerry White, Burt West, Craig McDonnell, Kate McComb, Steven Chase, John Thomas, Sanford Bickart, Paul Ford, Bill Gray, Ernest Pollack, Walter Kinsella, Arthur Elmer, G. Swain Gordon, Maurice Franklin, Staats Cotsworth, Frank Pacelli, Joan Shea, Bill Beach, Fred Barron, John Griggs, Robert Readick, Elspeth Eric, Elsie Mae Gordon, Wendell Corey, Nat Cantor, Robert Harris, Bill Adams, Jay Wesley, Cameron Prud'Homme, Leonard Sherer, Bill Lipton, James Van Dyke, Cameron Andrews, Lesley Woods, Richard Davis, Lon Clark, Jerry Macy, Leona Powers, Gilbert Mack, Jack McBride, Dayton Allen, Ethel Browning, Arlene Joyce, Stacy Harris, Jay Wesley, Ian MacAllister, Dorothy Emory, Kelmar Knutson, Marian Shockley, Charme Allen, Larry Haines, Dorothy Eden, Dayton Allen, Owen Jordan, Ted Jewett, Peggy Allenby, Marilyn Erskine, Ogden Miles, Hope Emerson, Paul Mann, Eleanor Sherman, Ed Cooper, Walter Bond, Clyde North, Hester Sondergaard, Lawson Zerbe, Barbara Fuller, Shirley Squire, Kermit Murdock, John Merlin, Harry Goldstein, Ruth Madison, Peter Fernandez, Joe DeSantis, Arthur Maitland, Frank Lovejoy, Mason Adams, Florence Halop
Recurring Character(s): Grantland Rice as himself
Protagonist(s): None
Author(s): Paul Gallico, Joel Sayre, Bordon Chase, James Thurber, B.B. Fowler, Ring Lardner, Stanley Frank, Aubrey Whiskerg, William T. Tilden II, Jackson Schultz, Phil R. Sheridan, Charles E. Van Loan, Frank Graham, Leif Florin, John R. Tunis, Richard McCauley, Frank Bunce, Thomas L. Sticks, Philip Wylie, Frederick Hazard Brown, Margaret Weymouth Jackson
Writer(s) Gerald Holland, Ben Kagan [Adapters]
T.W. Ford, Ben Kagan [Writers]
Music Direction:
Musical Theme(s): Gordon Semon, Jack Ward, George Crooks [Organists]
Announcer(s): John Gibson [Narrator]
Grantland Rice [Host]
Estimated Scripts or
63 [includes seven repeated scripts]
Episodes in Circulation: 48
Total Episodes in Collection: 47

Billboard magazine announcement of forthcoming Grantland Rice program over NBC from December 4 1943
RadioGOLDINdex, Hickerson Guide.

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The Favorite Sports Stories of Grantland Rice Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
The Lady Was A Flop
43-12-11 New York Times
2:30-WEAF--Sports StoriesGrantland
This Football
43-12-18 New York Times
2:30-WEAF--Sports StoriesGrantland

Announces the next program two weeks following
43-12-25 New York Times
2:00-WEAF-Service Men's Christmas Show: World-Wide Pickups (To 5) WIZ-Metropolitan Opera-Mignon, with Rise Stevens, James Melton, Patrice Munsel, Others; Sir Thomas Beecham, Conductor; Opera Forum Quiz, with Olin Downes, Dr. Sigmund Spaeth, Robert Bagar, George Marek; Opera Victory Rally, with Archibald MacLeish
44-01-01 New York Times
2:30-WEAF-What Science Requires of the New World-Dr. Arthur H. Compton, From Washington

44-01-01 Chicago Tribune
1:30--WCFL--Grantland Rice Stories (nbc)

44-01-01 Washington Post
2:30-WRC-Assoc. for Adv. of Science
This Hero
Announces You Could Look It Up as next
You Could Look It Up

Billboard magazine clip citing the selection of a midget for Favorte Sports Stories from February 5 1944
Billboard magazine clip citing the selection
of a midget for Favorte Sports Stories from February 5 1944

Announces a story about ice hockey as next
Double For Trouble
Announces Horsehoes as next
Announces Second Wind as next
Second Wind
Announces Alibi Ike as next
44-01-01 New York Times
2 :00-WEAF-international Exchange Show:
From Moscow, Serge Prokofieff, Dmitri Shostakoyich, Red Army Chorus. Others; From Hollywood, Orson Welles, Dinah Shore, Yehudi Menuhin, Others
Alibi Ike
The Comeback
Old Indispensable
Announces "This is March 4th"
The Phantom Drive
Announces Hurry Kane as next
44-03-18 New York Times
5:30-WEAF-West Point at War: Speakers, Major Gen. Robert M. Danford; Major Gen. Francis B. Wilby; Cadet Choir
Hurry Kane
The Road To Athens
[radioGOLDINdex citation only]
Let The Chisel Ring
Title Unknown
The Road To Athens
Announces a Charlie Van Loan story as next
Mr. Connelly
[Grantland Rice is away at the Kentucky Derby for this program]
McGraw Of The Giants
Announces Fighter's Wife by Paul Gallico as next
Dive Brother, Dive
Fighter's Wife
[The previously announced 'Fighter's Wife' appears to have been replaced by 'Dive Brother, Dive']

A Caddy's Diary as next
A Caddy's Diary
No Gloves For Jennie
Announces a Ring Lardner yarn as next
Title Unknown
Sandlot Phenom
Announces Little Poison Ivy as next
Little Poison Ivy
Announces Defending Champion as next
Defending Champion
My Roomie
Announces The Cock-eyed Wonder as next
The Cock-eyed Wonder
Announces a golf yarn as next
Announces Readin', Writin' and Rosin as next
Readin', Writin' and Rosin
Title Unknown
Old Indispensable
[Same story used in Program 13 from 44-03-04 but with different cast]
The Making Of A Sportsman
Announces Champion as next
Crazy Over Horse Mackerel
[Grantland Rice is away for this program]

Rackety Rax as next
Rackety Rax
44-09-09 New York Times
2:30-WEAF-Sports Stories-Grantland Rice
44-09-16 New York Times
1:45-WEAF. WJZ, WABC-Football: Michigan-Iowa Pre-Flight Teams, at Ann Arbor

44-09-16 Dixon Telegraph
1:30 Grantland Rice— WCFL
44-09-23 New York Times
2:15-WEAF, WJZ. WABC-Foothall: Purdue vs. Great Lakes. at Chicago

44-09-23 Hamilton Daily News
1:30—WLW--Grantland Rice.
44-09-30 New York Times
2:30-WEAF, WABC, WNYC - Football: North Carolina vs. Army. at West Point
44-10-07 New York Times
2:30-WEAF-Studio Music
2:45-WEAF-Football: Northwestern vs. Great Lakes. at Evanston
44-10-14 New York Times
2:30-WEAF-Wilbur Swingtette
2:45-WEAF-Football: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State. at Madison
44-10-21 New York Times
2:30-WEAF-Wilbur Swingtette
2:45-WEAF, WJZ, WABCFootball: Ohio State vs. Great Lakes, at Columbus
44-10-28 New York Times
2:30-WEAF-Wilbur Swingtette
2:45-WEAF-Football: Illinois vs. Notre Dame, at Champaign, Ill.
44-11-04 New York Times
10:00-WEAF--Smilin' Ed McConnell

44-11-04 New York Times
2:30-WEAF-Wilbur Swingtette
2:45-WEAF-Football: Alabama vs. Georgia. at Birmingham
This Football
44-11-11 New York Times
10:00-WEAF--Sports Stories-Grantland Rice

44-11-11 New York Times
1:45-WEAF, WJZ, WABC-Football: Army vs. Notre Dame. at Yankee Stadium

"Saturday Morning, November 11th"
Announces "Saturday, November 18th"
Dive, Brother, Dive!
Announces "Saturday, November 25th"

Gravy Train as next
Gravy Train
44-12-02 New York Times
10:00-WEAF--Sports Stories-Grantland Rice
Title Unknown
No Gloves For Jennie
Announces "Saturday, December 16th"
Second Wind
Announces a fight story as next
Title Unknown
Title Unknown
Football Brains
Announces "Saturday, January 13th"
Anything For A Pal
Announces "Saturday, January 20th"
The Amateur Spirit
Announces "Saturday, January 27th"

Announces Alibi Ike as the next story
Alibi Ike
Get Outta The Game
Announces Ring Gunner as next
Ring Gunner
[Grantland Rice is away for this Program. Announces The Biscuit Eater as next]
The Biscuit Eater
Announces "Saturday, February 24th"
Little McGraw
Announces "Saturday, March 3rd"

Announces a fight story as next
Title Unknown
Rink Fire
Announces "Saturday, March 17th"
Getaway Money
Announces "Saturday, March 24th"

Announces Weep No More, M'lady as next
Weep No More, M'lady
Announces that Ohio River flooding drove the Cardinals out of their training camp in Cairo, Illionois. The Ohio River fllooded on March 7, 1945

The Fourteenth Virtue as next
The Fourteenth Virtue
Title Unknown
Title Unknown
Please Come Home, M'Lady
Announces "Saturday, April 28th"
The Gas House Gang
Announces "Saturday, May 5th"

Announces "'So long for the Summer"

The Favorite Sports Stories of Grantland Rice Radio Program Biographies

Henry Grantland Rice
Sportswriter; Radio, Television and Film Producer, Announcer, Interviewer; Author

Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Education: Vanderbilt University

1930 Coca-Cola Top Notchers
1935 Opening Of the NBC Hollywood Studios
1936 Then and Now
1938 Fight Preview
1941 Cities Service Concert
1941 NBC's Fifteenth Anniversary Party
1942 Information Please
1943 The Sportsman's Club
1944 Saturday Night Bondwagon
1946 Savings Bond Campaign
1951 Grantland Rice Football Forecast
1953 Gillette Cavalcade Of Sports
1955 The Grantland Rice Story
Grantland Rice circa 1943
Grantland Rice circa 1943

 Grantland Rice circa 1945
Grantland Rice circa 1945

 Grantland Rice circa 1952
Grantland Rice circa 1952

Grantland Rice circa 1953
Grantland Rice circa 1953

From the July 14, 1954 edition of the Newport Daily News:
Grantland Rice, Dean Of American Sports Columnists
     NEW YORK (AP) -- "Outlined against the blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again."
     Perhaps there will be better leads written on sports stories, but there probably will never be a more widely known one.  It was written almost three decades ago in describing the Army - Notre Dame football game of 1924 by Grantland Rice, the dean of American sports writers, who died of a stroke last night at 73.
     Notre Dame went on to win the game on that murky day and the famous backfield of Elmer Layden, Harry Stuldreher, Jim Crowley and Don Miller became a legend.
     Rice was a perfectionist of his profession and many is the youngster who tried to pattern himself after this veteran of more than a half-century in sports.
     Granny, as he was known in the trade, was one of the first erudite sports writers.  When he started, after his graduation from Vanderbilt University with a Phi Beta Kappa key, sports departments as they are known today, were non-existent.

          $5 A Week

     In fact, his first job with the Nashville News in 1901 combined covering sports with the state capital, county court house and customs office--at $5 a week.
     From the start, his flair for verse manifested itself and almost anybody can quote his most famous lines, although no doubt not everyone knows the author:
     "When the great scorer comes
     "To mark against your name
     "He'll write not 'won' and 'lost'
     "But how you played the game."
     He had several books of verse published including one on the first world war in collaboration with Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
     He served in the Army during World War I and was commissioned a first lieutenant.  He was sent to France and was transferred to the Army newspaper, Stars and Stripes, then was made a liaison officer.
     Rice's opinions were widely sought and he never could decide whether Babe Ruth or Ty Cobb was the greatest athlete he ever watched.  He was certain that his greatest thrill was watching Ruth point to the flagpole in Wrigley Field then hitting the ball to that exact spot for a home run, during the 1932 world series.

          Greatest Fight

     He said the Dempsey-Firpo fight of 1923 was the greatest fight he ever saw and that Bobby Jones' grand slam of 1930 was his biggest golf thrill.  Jones, who was one of Rice's closest friends, said "his death is the worst news I have heard in years."
     In addition to the Nashville News, Rice worked on Forester Magazine, the Atlanta Journal, the Cleveland News, the Nashville Tennesseean, the New York Evening Mail, the New York Herald Tribune and the Bell Syndicate which distributed his column at the time of his death.
     He is survived by his widow, Katherine, whom he married in 1906, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred Butler of Venice, Calif.  Professionally she is Florence Rice of the movies and stage.
     Rice was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Nov. 1, 1880.

Joseph Julian [Joseph Shapiro]
(Ensemble actor)

Stage, Screen, Radio, and Television Actor; Author

Birthplace: St. Marys, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Education: Johns Hopkins University


1937 NBC Presents Eugene O'Neill
1938 Ideas That Came True
1940 Renfrew Of the Mounted
1940 Forecast
1942 Columbia Workshop
1942 This Is War
1942 An American In England
1942 Suspense
1943 Words At War
1944 The Sportsmen's Club
1944 New World A' Coming
1944 Columbia Presents Corwin
1944 Treasury Salute
1944 The American School Of the Air
1945 War Town
1945 Inner Sanctum
1945 Cavalcade Of America
1946 Murder At Midnight
1947 One World Or None
1947 Molle Mystery Theatre
1947 The Mysterious Traveler
1947 Call the Police
1947 Crime Club
1947 Casey, Crime Photographer
1947 Gang Busters
1948 Adventures In Industry
1948 And Ye Shall Find
1948 Secret Missions
1948 Communism, U.S. Brand
1948 The Shadow
1948 Under Arrest
1950 Dimension X
1950 Cloak and Daggar
1950 The Eternal Light
1950 Two-Thousand Plus
1951 Now Hear This
1952 The Turning Wheel
1952 Best Plays
1953 The Search That Never Ends
1953 Rocky Fortune
1954 21st Precinct
1955 X Minus One
1956 CBS Radio Workshop
1958 The Couple Next Door
1958 Indictment
1974 CBS Radio Mystery Theatre
The Eyes and Ears Of the Air Force
Treasury Salute

Joseph Julian ca. 1961 from Perry Mason
Joseph Julian ca. 1961 from Perry Mason

Joseph Julian ca. 1966 from Dark Shadows
Joseph Julian ca. 1966 from Dark Shadows

Joseph Julian ca. 1960, from Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Joseph Julian ca. 1960, from Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Joe Julian was born in St. Marys, Pennsylvania. He attended Johns Hopkins University and soon after started his acting career with the Provincetown University Players. Julian began his Radio career with NBC, but by 1940 he was signed with CBS and working steadily in a wide array of many of CBS' most prestigious and popular Radio programs, including Forecast (1940), Columbia Workshop (1942), This Is War (1942), An American In England (1942), Suspense (1942), Words At War (1943), New World A'Comin (1944), Columbia Presents Corwin (1944) and CBS Radio Workshop (1956). And yes, as is obvious, Joe Julian appeared in every Norman Corwin CBS production that the famous director ever mounted.

The remainder of Julian's Radio career reads like a Who's Who of Radio's most popular and critically acclaimed crime, detective, mystery and science fiction dramas. In a Radio career spanning almost forty years, Joseph Julian appeared in well over 5000 Radio productions.

Julian's Stage performances included Judgment Day, Walk Into My Parlor, My Heart's in the Highlands, The Rope Dancers, and A Case of Libel, in a Stage career that spanned thirty years.

Joe Julian, of necessity, also appeared in several exploitation movies during the 1950s and early 1960s while recovering from the damage caused to his career by the appearance of his name in the cowardly, right wing 'Red Channels' pamphlet. Joe was reduced to fighting the charges over some seven years. Joe authored his book, 'This Was Radio' in response to the injustices of the right-wing red-baiting and union busting attempts throughout the theatrical community of the late 1940s and 1950s.

By the 1960s, Julian's transition to Television was equally successful--and impressive. Over a fifteen year career in Television, Julian compiled over 100 appearances in many of The Golden Age of Television's most prestigious drama programs, including Big Story (1956), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1960), Perry Mason (1961), The Defenders (1962), The Trials of O'Brien (1966), Dark Shadows (1966) and ABC Stage 67 (1967). Julian also appeared in numerous daytime melodramas in addition to Dark Shadows.

Joe Julian passed away in 1982 at the age of 71, after a remarkable, 45-year career on the Stage, Screen, Radio and Television. As a reflection of his extraordinary career in the theater, Joseph Julian's memorial service was held at the American Renaissance Theater in New York.

One glance at Julian's Radiography at the left shows a career marked as much for its prolific output, as for his repeated appearances in virtually all of Radio's most patriotic and inspirational wartime tributes. This fine actor was also a fine, selfless, patriotic American. His body of work in Radio alone stands on its own as a reflection of his patriotism. Norman Corwin was right. Joe Julian was one of America's finest, most effective and most versatile performers.

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