Mary Kelly was the Blue Fairy?


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Posted Bykurt on December 11, 2001 at 14:38:36:

In Reply to: Re: Hmmm....Could Be! posted byLaura Leff on December 11, 2001 at 14:24:46:

Fascinating, if true. The program relied on a relatively small pool of character voices, especially when it originated in New York. The actor who provided the effeminate voice of Jerkfinkle on a couple of programs in April 1940, for instance, reappeared as Jack's "bodyguard" in December.

Supposedly Benny Rubin appeared for many years in a variety of voices, but I've never been able to tell which character voices he did.

Jack was certainly a loyal employer. Sam Hearn appeared as Schlepperman (although the character's name was not used) in a 1963 TV program. The "Landrews Sisters" routine used on a TV program was originally written by Harry Conn for use in Jack's stage shows in the 1930s.

Regarding illness: There's an editing error in one of Jack's bios, in which mention is made that Jack's terminal pancreatic cancer "had nothing to do with the earlier pancreatitis" even though there's not a first mention of a pancreatic illness.


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