Listen to a A Date With Judy Radio Show episode by clicking on a link below:
First Episode: June 24, 1941
Last Episode: May 25, 1950
Number of Episodes: Unknown
Network: NBC Radio Network
Cast Members: Ann Gillis (Judy Foster: 6/24/41 to 9/16/41), Dellie Ellis (Judy Foster: 6/23/42 to 9/15/42), Louise Erickson (Judy Foster: 6/30/43 to 1/4/49), Peggy Wilson (Judy’s Mother), Richard Crenna, Myra Marsh
Producer/Director: Helen Mack
Announcers: Doug Gorlay, John Milton Kennedy, Ken Niles
Sound Effects: Unknown
Writers: Elaine Leslie
Music: Hal Born, Paul Sawtelle
Sponsor: Pepsodent, Ford Motors, Revere Cameras, Tums
Typical Episode Length: 30 Minutes
A Date With Judy began as a summer replacement series for the Bob Hope Radio Show. It’s popularity grew rapidly, however, as the teen audience could really identify with Judy’s typical teenage problems with boyfriends, parents, and at school. Their parents enjoyed the series as it offered an opportunity to reminisce about their youth.
As an interesting bit of trivia, Peggy Wilson who played Judy’s mother on A Date With Judy was the real life wife of Don Wilson, best known as the announcer on the Jack Benny Program!
A Date With Judy was so popular on the radio that it inspired a comic book, a feature film in 1948 starring Jane Powell as Judy, and a TV series during the 1952/53 season!
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