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The Great Gildersleeve and the rest of Summerfield welcomes you! Listen to the ongoing adventures of Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, Birdie the maid, Leroy & Marjorie Forrester, Mr. Peavy, Judge Hooker and the rest from Summerfield!
DJ: twain
Location: Detroit, MI

Created: Oct 22, 04
Updated: Jan 2, 14
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Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve
Harold Peary (August 31, 1941 - June 14, 1950)
Willard Waterman (September 6, 1950 - March 21, 1957)

Leroy Forrester : Walter Tetley

Marjorie Forrester
Lurene Tuttle (1941-1944), Louise Erickson, mid 1940s, Mary Lee Robb thereafter.

Judge Horace Hooker : Earle Ross

Birdie Lee Coggins : Lillian Randolph

Mr. Peavey : Richard LeGrand, Forrest Lewis late in the run.

Floyd Munson : Arthur Q. Bryan

Police Chief Gates : Ken Christy

Leila Ransom : Shirley Mitchell

Adeline Fairchild : Una Merkel

Eve Goodwin : Bea Benaderet

Nurse Kathryn Milford : Cathy Lewis

Bashful Ben : Ben Alexander

Bronco Thompson : Richard Crenna

Rumson Bullard : Gale Gordon, Jim Backus ca. 1952.

Bessie : Pauline Drake, Gloria Holliday

Harold Peary's first appearance (as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve) on Fibber McGee and Molly was September 26th, 1939.

Harold Peary's final appearance on Fibber McGee and Molly was June 24th, 1941.

On October 18th, 1942 - Gildersleeve appointed water commissioner.

Gildersleeve lived with Marjorie and Leroy on Lakeside Avenue.

Mr. Peavey's drugstore stood at Lakeside and State streets.

Judge Hooker lived across State Street from Peavey's pharmacy.

Gildersleeve and Leila Ransom's "wedding" took place on June 27th, 1943.

The "Gildersleeve foundling" first made it's appearance on June 27th, 1943.

Walter Tetley began playing Leroy (age 12) at the age of 18.

In the fall of 1950, Willard Waterman took over the roll of Gildersleeve when Peary jumped to CBS with the new sitcom "Honest Harold."

Radio Life, in an article from September 29th, 1950 compared "Gildy vs. Gildy", descriped Waterman's first appearance as Gildy as "splendid." In the same review, Honest Harold was described as "derivative, unexciting, and in the end, "just another show." It lasted one season.

Peary died March 30th, 1985.

Waterman died February 1st, 1995.

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