Charlie McCarthy is Born

Today is Charlie McCarthy’s birthday. Oh, also Edgar Bergen’s

according to one of the commentators at Youtube “This was one of the first (if not the first) of Edgar and Charlie’s one-reel Warner Bros./Vitaphone shorts, released in 1931. At the time, Bergen was still on the vaudeville and night club circuit, and really didn’t make an impact on radio until his famous appearance on Rudy Vallee’s “ROYAL GELATIN HOUR” in December 1936, which led to his weekly “CHASE & SANBORN HOUR” gig in May 1937…”

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