Philips Lord

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Birthday
13, 1902
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Oct 19, 1975 (73)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1902
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Oct 19, 1975 (73)

About

The creator of the long-running Gangbusters program on NBC Radio, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also worked as a film actor.

Before Fame

He worked as the principal in a small town in Connecticut, but grew bored with that job and decided to pursue a career in radio writing. His famous Gangbusters program premiered in 1935.

Trivia

In his first hit program, Sunday Evening with Seth Parker, he portrayed a backwoods character loosely based on his own grandfather.

Family Life

He was born in Hartford, Vermont and moved with his family to Connecticut after his father took a job as a pastor. He was married twice-- to Sophia Mecorney and Donnie Boone-- and had three daughters.

Associated With

Bette Davis starred in the film, Way Back, which was based on Lord's Seth Parker program.

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