Owen Patrick McNulty, aka "Dennis Day," was the second son born to Irish immigrant parents who settled in New York City. Brimming with talent and a passion for entertainment, he joined the Glee Club of Manhattan College. To make ends meet, Day began moonlighting as a singer and it was by chance that he was discovered by Mary Livingstone, the wife of infamous comedian, Jack Benny. In 1939 Dennis Day got his first big break, bagging a guest appearance in the Jack Benny Show. However, soon after his debut, Day's career was forced to take a backseat as he enlisted to serve in the US Navy from 1944 until 1946. Once out of service, he was back in the spotlight andmade sure that he would remain there for a long time. Most notable amongst his old radio shows was his presence as a mainstay in the Jack Benny Show. It was also around this time that he was granted the opportunity to star in his own old time radio program titled "A Day in the Life of Dennis Day," which focused mainly on his supposed relationship problems with his girlfriend Mildred Anderson. In 1954, Day began starring in a short-lived live show called "The Dennis Day Show." Click here to read more about Day In The Life Of Dennis Day, A
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Please enjoy these 62 old time radio episodes:
|04.18.1946||guest star jack benny|
+ Mildred is determined to win the $25 at the masquerade ball that night so that she can help her bo...
|11.14.1946||dennis writes a radio script||
+ Well, as you know Dennis Day rooms at the Anderson Boarding House in Weaverville, which is run alo...
|12.25.1946||sing for the king||
+ When some kids turn up at the Andersons singing Christmas carols they come in except for one littl...
|01.01.1947||guest speaker at the ladies aid meeting||
+ The dawn of a new year hasn’t found any changes at the Anderson boarding house in Weaverville wh...
|01.08.1947||income tax mixup|
+ It’s late afternoon as we look in at the Anderson Boarding House in Weaver Ville where our young...
|02.12.1947||dennis and the other woman||
+ It’s the dead of night now as we look in on the little town of Weaverville. It’s nearly 10 pm ...
|02.26.1947||dennis asks for a raise||
+ It’s breakfast time as we look in at the Anderson Boarding House in Weaver Ville where our young...
|03.05.1947||mistaken for a bank robber||
+ Well they say truth is stranger than fiction, but maybe you better hold on to your hats for this o...
+ Professor Jacobi, who calls himself an artist of photography, is in the saloon and is about to tak...
|03.26.1947||the burnside house||
+ Did you ever notice a funny thing relating to people who are related to us? When they are poor the...
|04.09.1947||miss courtneys romance||
+ Some months ago when it first became apparent that our young hero Dennis Day and Mildred Anderson ...
|04.16.1947||the marriage counsellor||
+ April is awfully early in the year to be talking about summer vacations and besides Dennis Day has...
|04.23.1947||true life article||
+ Well just about the last person you’d suspect in the whole world of being up to something devili...
+ Dennis Day, the story of a loveable young boy and his uphill struggle to become average! Last June...
|09.03.1947||dennis runs for mayor||
+ It’s breakfast time now as we look in at the Anderson boarding house in Weaverville where our yo...
|09.24.1947||the railroad property||
+ A great many people go through life complaining of their bad breaks and some of them quite justifi...
|10.01.1947||support for a new jail||
+ The show commences with Dennis Day singing the title theme of Edgar Bergan’s new motion picture ...
|10.15.1947||mrs anderson opens a dress shop||
+ There’s quite a stir at the Anderson boarding house in Weaverville this morning. We find our you...
+ As you know our young hero Denis Day has been working at the Willoughby store in Weaverville for t...
+ Well they say truth is stranger than fiction, but maybe you better hold on to your hat for this on...
|12.10.1947||obtaining a bank loan||
+ One of the pleasant things about Christmas shopping is pause for refreshment afterwards and in Wea...
|N/A||first song never see maggie alone|