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Hans Conried

by Leonard Maltin

Hans Conried Synopsis

Hans Conried gets the recognition he deserves in this work. Part One covers his birth in 1917 and his early years, the launch of his career as a radio actor, his move to motion pictures, his marriage, and his military service in the Philippines, Korea, and Japan in World War II. Part Two deals with Conried's return to the United States following the war, the birth of his first child, the decline of radio and his first television performances, and his involvement with such productions as The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, The Twonky, Peter Pan, Can-Can, and numerous others. Part Three details his work with Jack Paar (as a television personality on the early Tonight Show), his summer stock theater work, his guest spots on various programs and his work providing voices for cartoon characters. Part Four discusses Conried's final years touring with stock productions, his diminshing health and problems at home, and his death in 1982.

Hans Conried Press Reviews

a welcome change of pace from all the repetitious subjects out there...a wonderfully in-depth biography --Classic Images; comprehensive...Leonard Maltin has supplied a fine introduction --SPERDVAC Radiogram; well-written...amazingly complete --Old-Time Radio; absorbing book...an exceptional job in researching...profusely illustrated...highly recommended --The Illustrated Press; comprehensive...all will thoroughly enjoy reading the book --Book Flash.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780786413386
Publication date: 9th August 2020
Author: Leonard Maltin
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 238 pages
Categories: Individual actors & performers, Biography: arts & entertainment,

About Leonard Maltin

Writer and researcher Suzanne Gargiulo lives in Casper, Wyoming.

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