"The Golden Age of Radio"
(As originally broadcast on WTIC, Hartford, CT)

Click on the link below to hear

Program 56 - November, 1974 - Virginia Graham

Poster for 1937
Movie "Stella Dallas"
Born Virginia Komiss (July 4, 1912-December 22, 1998) in Chicago, IL, this Northwestern University alumna (MS, Journalism) was best-known as the hostess of nationally syndicated TV talk shows "The Virginia Graham Show" (1970-1972), "Talk" (1963-1969), and "Food for Thought," which are considered by many the forerunners of today's day-time television.

After beginning her career in radio during the 1930s
Under the pseudonym Virginia Gotham, she wrote the soap operas Stella Dallas, based on the novels by Olive Higgins Prouty (1882-1974), and Backstage Wife. She was the host of "Weekday" on radio. She later starred in a number of TV shows, including "The City", "Texas" and "Where Was I?" Her filmography includes The Perils of P.K. (1986) and Slapstick (Of Another Kind) (1983). Ms. Graham was one of the co-founders of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Note: This is a large file; it may take a long time to load.
You can save the file to your hard drive by placing your curser over the link,
pressing the right mouse button, and selecting "save target as . . ."
With a T1, cable modem, or DSL this might take 1-3 minutes.

Program 56 - November, 1974 - Virginia Graham

Return to Log of Programs