with Judy Garland in Girl Crazy
with Judy Garland in Girl Crazy

with Marlon Brando in the Wild One
with Marlon Brando in the Wild One

with Willy Shoemaker
with horse legend Willy Shoemaker

with Mickey Rooney in Girl Crazy
with Mickey Rooney in Girl Crazy

with football legend Jim Brown
with football legend Jim Brown

with Bill Holden,
	Stalag 17 castAND Gloria Swanson
with Bill Holden,
Stalag 17 cast
AND Gloria Swanson

Gil Stratton 1922-2008

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Gil Stratton's story spans from the Golden Age of Radio to the dawn of contemporary Sport's Broadcasting History.

GIL AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO

Gil Stratton was a featured voice throughout the Golden Age of Old Time Radio. His distinctive voice and versatility were a natural and his list of appearances is exhaustive. He has one of the longest lists of credits on www.radiogold.com - which documents more than 70,000 broadcasts.

His credits read like a who's who and virtual history of radio theater with appearances on Those Websters (1946), Young Movietown Radio Theater (1948), Escape (1948), Family Theater (1948), Lucille Ball's first sitcom My Favorite Husband (1948-1951), Broadway is My Beat (1949), Much Ado About Doolittle (1950), The Adventures of the Saint (1950), All About Anne (1951), The Line-Up (1951), Dragnet (1952), Gunsmoke (1952), Jason and the Golden Fleece (1952), and Heartbeat Theater (1957).

Gil played opposite Shirley Temple in the radio version of the Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer. And his voice was often heard on The World's Greatest Novels (1946), the Sweeney and March Show (1947), The Adventures of Philip Marlowe (1948), Young Love (1949), The Great Gildersleeve (1949-1950), The Whistler (1950, 1954), Schlitz Beer's The Halls of Ivy (1950) on NBC, The Roy Rogers Show (1952), Guest Star (1952-1953), the Red Cross fund appeal Errand of Mercy (1952), The Phil Harris- Alice Faye Show (1953) and You Were There (1953-1955). He was featured along with William Powell in Love Crazy (1949) and with Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair (1951) on the popular NBC Screen Director's Playhouse series (1949-1951).

And who can forget Gil's regular contributions to classic shows like the Life of Riley (1947-1950), The Lux Radio Theater (1947-1955) including a 1950 version of The Wizard of Oz on Christmas with Judy Garland reprising her MGM role, This is Your FBI (1950-1952), Yours Truly Johnny Dollar (1950-1960), the classic mystery drama Suspense (1951-55) and the immortal Fibber McGee and Molly (1951-1953). When the My Little Margie (1952-1955) starring Gale Storm made the reverse transition from TV to Radio, Gil may be best known for playing Gale's boyfriend Freddie on the audio airwaves for four years.



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