+ Monty Woolley (August 17, 1888 – May 6, 1963) was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor. At the age of 50, he achieved a measure of stardom for his best-known role in the stage play and 1942 film The Man Who Came to Dinner. His distinctive white beard was "his trademark." He was also a frequent radio presence as a guest performer, from the time he first appeared in the medium as a foil to Al Jolson. Woolley became a familiar guest presence on such shows as The Fred Allen Show, Duffy's Tavern, The Big Show, The Chase and Sanborn Hour with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, and others. In 1950, Woolley landed the starring role in the NBC series, The Magnificent Montague. He played a former Shakespearean actor whose long fall onto hard times forced him to swallow his pride and take a role on daily network radio, becoming an unlikely star while sparring with his wife, Lily (Anne Seymour); and, his wise-cracking maid, Agnes (Pert Kelton). The show lasted from November 1950 through September 1951.-WikiPedia
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Please enjoy these 33 old time radio episodes:
|11.10.1950||starring role in radio|
|11.17.1950||magnificent montague (02) aunt agatha|
|11.24.1950||to play romeo||
+ Montague finally gets the chance to play the lead in "Romeo and Juliet" on radio, but there have...
|12.01.1950||to shave or not to shave||
+ , AFRTS rebroadcast. A funny show. Will Montague leave his "Uncle Goodheart" radio show to play "...
|12.08.1950||magnificent montague (05) agnes quits||
+ Sponsored by: Anacin, Chesterfield, Ford. Agnes quits and Montague loses his whipping post. His t...
|12.15.1950||magnificent montague (06) one thousand dollar prize||
+ Sponsored by: Chesterfield, RCA Victor, Ford. The Proscenium Club is in desperate need of $1000 f...
|12.22.1950||magnificent montague (07) a child visits||
+ Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Chesterfield. Agnes' nephew is arriving to visit with her for Christmas...
|01.05.1951||magnificent montague (09) montague's father||
+ Edwin Montague is celebrating his Silver Jubilee...twenty-five years in the theatre. The Magnifi...
|01.12.1951||magnificent montague (10) movie offer||
+ Will Montague make a movie of Macbeth? "Go West" young man!
|01.19.1951||magnificent montague (11) lost in hollywood||
+ Montague is in Hollywood to make a movie of, "Macbeth." Finding the Empire Studios is not as eas...
|01.26.1951||magnificent montague (12) screen test||
+ Montague is in California, the land of the "Nutburger" and wants nothing more than to return to ...
|02.02.1951||magnificent montague (13) sharing a bungalow||
+ Montague is most unhappy with California, but the final indignity is being evicted from, "Sweeth...
|02.09.1951||magnificent montague (14) 25th wedding anniversary||
+ Montague seems to have the forgotten the signifcance of the day. It's his anniversary!
|02.23.1951||magnificent montague (16) measles||
+ Montague has the measles. Will the Uncle Goodheart show go on? See cat. #42493 for a sponsored v...
|03.09.1951||magnificent montague (18) gossip column||
+ "Raised Eyebrow Department": there's a note in Winchell's column that Montague has been seen in ...
|03.18.1951||magnificent montague (19) diet||
+ Montague has put on a little weight. A diet is in order. The closing promotional announcement an...
|04.06.1951||magnificent montague (22) gambling|
|04.13.1951||magnificent montague (23) road show||
+ Montague plans to give up the "Uncle Goodheart" radio show to go on a Shakespearean tour.
|04.20.1951||magnificent montague (24) shakespeare on the radio||
+ Lily's brother has come to New York and will stay with the Montagues. Oh yeah?
|04.27.1951||magnificent montague (25) summer getaway cottage||
+ This summer, how about a house in the country? Oh, goody! The final promotional announcement and...
|05.04.1951||magnificent montague (26) south pacific auditions||
+ Sponsored by: Chesterfield, Anacin, RCA Victor. Will the Magnificent Montague star in the road sh...
|05.12.1951||magnificent montague (27) baby in the house||
+ Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Anacin. A baby comes to visit.
|05.19.1951||magnificent montague (28) big ed mcclune||
+ Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Anacin. A plan to raise the mortgage money for the Proscenium Club lead...
|05.26.1951||magnificent montague (29) montague's surprise birthday party||
+ Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Anacin. It's somebody's birthday.
|06.02.1951||magnificent montague (30) school||
+ Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA Victor. There's going to be a drama at school. The system cue has been ...