Dr Kildare features a cast of veteran actors in dramatic roles. The show has many radio veterans in the dramatic roles. Ted Osborne plays Dr. Carough, chief of administration, who seems to be a thorn in the side of Dr. Kildare much of the time. Jane Webb plays Mary Lamont, who is a friend and confidant to Dr. Kildare. The fine radio actress Virginia Gregg is really a caution as the fussy, ramrod straight Nurse Parker. In fact, she's exactly 180 degrees opposite in personality from her radio role as the sultry, alluring and rich Helen Asher on Richard Diamond, Private Eye, which was also running in '49. Indeed, 1949 was a very good year for Miss Virginia Gregg, one of the great ladies of radio.
And Lionel Barrymore would be fuming that he's at the bottom of this bill. But not on Dr. Kildare--he plays Dr. Gillespie to the hilt, and offers up a continuing feast of dramatic delivery, feet firmly placed in the hallmark location of the bravura actor upstage.
Doctor Kildare radio show was one of the more popular medical drama serializations on old time radio. The story revolved around the life of James Kildare, from his struggles as an intern until he became a full-fledged doctor as well as the many intrigues and politics in the medical field. In 1949, MGM recruited Lew Ayres (Dr. Kildare) and Lionel Barrymore (Dr. Gillespie) to record the series. It was first aired on WMGM New York station from February 1, 1950 until August 3, 1951. Over the run of the series, several radio veterans starred in this old radio show. One of which was renowned actor Ted Osborne (Dr. Carough), who portrayed the hospital’s chief administrator and a constant thorn in Dr. Kildare’s side. A strong supporting cast composed of Jane Webb (Nurse Mary Lamont) and Virginia Gregg (“Nosy Parker”) to name a few helped add a sense of reality and solidness to the powerhouse program. Click here to read more about Story Of Dr Kildare, The
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|04.06.1951||gillespies new suit for henderson award||
+ Dr Gillespie has been working hard as he has been working on a paper on antibiotics and is in line...
|04.13.1951||yukon joes gold mine||
+ Program #61. MGM syndication. Nurse Parker is acted strangely. "Yukon Joe" Moran has a bad ankle...
|05.18.1951||mysterious hemophilia patient||
+ Program #65. MGM syndication. A mysterious patient is hospitalized with hemophilia. Who is he? D...
|05.25.1951||dr gillespies new office||
+ Program #66. MGM syndication. Dr. Carew wants Dr. Gillespie to move into a new office. Is he ser...
|06.15.1951||pedro maria and rosie||
+ Dr Kildare is based on the Metro Goldwyn Mayer films. It is set in Blair General Hospital, one of ...
+ Program #70. MGM syndication. Dr. Paul Bailey has been failing his duties as an intern. Has he b...
|07.13.1951||valerie and walter benton murder||
+ Program #71. MGM syndication. Walter Benton has fallen from the 7th story of the hospital. Did h...
+ Program #74. MGM syndication. Dr. Kildare and Dr. Gillespie are in the small town of Wentworth. ...
|07.27.1951||robert lane intern shirks duties||
+ Program #75. MGM syndication. Dr. Robert Lane, an intern at the hospital, is not on duty when he...
|08.03.1951||alice bradley amnesia victim||
+ Program #76. MGM syndication. A woman walks into Blair General Hospital, can't remember he name ...
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