Spring Cleaning

“Vacuum Cleaners & Love Don’t Mix” featuring:

My Favorite Husband: “Spring Cleaning”

Our Miss Brooks: “Spring Cleaning”

Original Air Dates: April 30, 1950; April 24, 1948

Performance Date: March 25, 2007

My Favorite Husband ran on CBS Radio for 124 episodes from 1948 until 1951. Starring Lucille Ball, Richard Denning, Gale Gordon, and Bea Benaderet, it is perhaps most famous for evolving into the classic television sitcom I Love Lucy. When Ball left the program to move into televison, My Favorite Husband finally moved to television with Joan Caufield and Barry Nelson taking over for Ball and Denning.

Our Miss Brooks was one of radio's great hits. Starring Eve Arden as a high school English teacher, the show was groundbreaking in that it featurede a witty, professional woman was the central character. The radio series ran from 1948 until 1957 and ran on television from 1952 until 1956.

Eve Arden won many accolades for her portrayal of Connie Brooks, including an honorary membership in the National Education Association. The cast also included Gale Gordon as Principal Osgood Concklin and Richard Crenna as one of Miss Brooks' students.

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