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 .
Date Of Birth June 29, 1901
Place Of Birth Astoria, OR
Profession TV Actor
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
|1||Heavily 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.).|
|2||He 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.|
|3||Hollywood, 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.|
|4||Portrayed Archie on "Duffy's Tavern" (CBS Radio: 1941-1942; NBC-Blue Radio: 1942-1944; NBC Radio: 1944-1952).|
|5||Paramount 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.|
|Alfred Hitchcock Presents||1961-1962||TV Series||Marvin Foley / Sheridan|
|Duffy's Tavern||1954||TV Series||Archie|
|The Cisco Kid||1954-1956||TV Series screenplay - 2 episodes|
|Annie Oakley||1955||TV Series writer - 1 episode|
|Duffy's Tavern||1945||based on characters and radio play created by|
|The Man with My Face||1951||producer - as Edward F. Gardner|
|My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage||2010||Documentary||Himself|
|Celebrity Golf||1960||TV Series|
|The Ed Sullivan Show||1955-1956||TV Series||Himself|
|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|1960||Star on the Walk of Fame||Walk of Fame||Television||On 8 February 1960. At 6676 Hollywood Blvd.|
|1960||Star on the Walk of Fame||Walk of Fame||Radio||On 8 February 1960. At 6554 Hollywood Blvd.|
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