Jan 18, 2011
When popular comedian Red Skelton was drafted, the bandleader of
his radio show was offered a chance to create a replacement show.
And thus was born The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
The bandleader, of course, was Ozzie Nelson, and the band's vocalist was his wife Harriet, who had sung professionally under the name Harriet Hilliard.
So virtually overnight, Ozzie and Harriet moved from the world of music to the world of acting.
Their radio show aired from 1944 to 1954, and the TV version ran from 1952 to 1966.
This episode, Card Tricks, was first broadcast on January 23, 1949.