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Honest Harold
 

 

Harold Peary began his radio career at age 13 and was a popular actor
through the 1930's.  In the end of the 1930's he played assorted
characters on FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY, including a stuffed-shirt type
named Gildersleeve.  The character of Gildersleeve developed into a
sizeable, eventually leading to the series THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE.
This was due to no small part to the ability of Harold Peary.

In 1950, Harold Peary decided to move from NBC to CBS, assuming that
the sponsor for THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE, the Kraft Food Company, would
follow, bringing that series to CBS.  When Kraft didn't move, HONEST
HAROLD, THE HOMEMAKER (also known as THE HAROLD PEARY SHOW) was
created.

Honest Harold Hemp lived with his mother and nephew and did a radio
homemaker's program.  The series received undeserved negative ratings
and general negative attitude of the critics.  The HONEST HAROLD
scripts were well crafted with well developed characters and had
excellent acting and production values.
 

Show # of Shows Cost  
Honest Harold 38 $7.00

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