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Ed Gardner

Biography

Radio and tv personality who all played the comedic function of Archie in Duffy’s Tavern. He initial earned the function of Archie over the 1945 radio edition of Duffy’s Tavern. He provides two stars over the Hollywood Walk of Popularity, one for radio and one for his efforts to tv. He wedded his second wife, Simone Hegemann in 1943. He’s the ex-husband of Shirley Booth .

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Date Of Birth June 29, 1901
Place Of Birth Astoria, OR
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Simone Hegemann, Shirley Booth
Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Music Groups Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance
Movies The Man with My Face, Duffy's Tavern
Star Sign Cancer

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1Heavily Brooklyn-accented star of US radio's widely popular "Duffy's Tavern" during the 1940s, in which he portrayed Archie, the tavern manager. (The owner, Duffy, was never part of the program's dramatis personae.).
2He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6554 Hollywood Boulevard for Television at 6676 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Hollywood, December 14, 1937: Ed Gardner, formerly active in the radio and advertising fields in New York, has been signed by M-G-M as a writer, supervisor and producer. He is currently handling details of M-G-M's weekly radio program. Three other writers, George Bruce, Grover Jones and Jay Dratley, have also been placed under contract by the film company.
4Portrayed Archie on "Duffy's Tavern" (CBS Radio: 1941-1942; NBC-Blue Radio: 1942-1944; NBC Radio: 1944-1952).
5Paramount Pictures attempted to cash in on the radio show's popularity by producing a 1945 movie of the same name which starred Gardner and featured dozens of Paramount luminaries. The picture fizzled.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1961-1962TV SeriesMarvin Foley / Sheridan
Duffy's Tavern1954TV SeriesArchie
Duffy's Tavern1945Archie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cisco Kid1954-1956TV Series screenplay - 2 episodes
Annie Oakley1955TV Series writer - 1 episode
Duffy's Tavern1945based on characters and radio play created by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Man with My Face1951producer - as Edward F. Gardner

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage2010DocumentaryHimself
Celebrity Golf1960TV Series
The Ed Sullivan Show1955-1956TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6676 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioOn 8 February 1960. At 6554 Hollywood Blvd.


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