Feb 3, 2014
Eddie Bracken was in show biz at age 9 as a vaudeville
performer. He was in a Broadway musical (Too Many Girls) in
1939 which was made into a movie (starring Eddie) in 1940.
He did several more movies in the forties, appeared as a guest star on numerous radio shows, and had his own show in 1945-47.
Later he returned to Broadway, doing Hello Dolly, The Sunshine Boys, and The Odd Couple. He also guested on serveral television shows, from the fifties through the nineties.
This episode of The Eddie Bracken Show is called Switching Beauty Contest Photos. It originally aired on April 1, 1945.