Posted ByW. Gary Wetstein on July 29, 2001 at 11:41:01:
In Reply to: Re: John Tackaberry posted byStace Tackaberry on July 21, 2001 at 20:04:31:
the discussion over who played mr. billingsly has gone on and on and on. . .
i don't know the answer, but i do know that the character no longer appeared on the program by the time the new quartet of writers was hired for the 1943-44 season.
i also suspect very strongly from the sound of the character's voice that it was the same guy who used to do those brief appearances knocking on the door during the broadcast, making a single-line crazy remark, and disappearing. he never had a name, so it's hard to describe the character better. there were some jokes about his being bald, i remember.
not much help, i know, but at least i know that mr. billingsley *wasn't* played by tackaberry. . .