Claudette Colbert On the Radio

Celebrating Claudette Colbert’s birth anniversary with an entertaining old-time radio line-up. I hope you enjoy.


From July 20, 1936 the Lux Radio Theatre presentation of “The Barker” starring Claudette Colbert and Walter Huston. This was Colbert’s first appearance in a Lux radio drama:


On January 11, 1937 the Lux Radio Theatre presents Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray with David Niven and George Chandler in “The Gilded Lady”:


On Monday, May 3, 1937 Claudette went on the air opposite Joel McCrea in the Lux Radio Theatre presentation of “Hands Across the Table” with Walter Pidgeon and Gloria Holden:


Joel McCrea and Claudette Colbert performing “Hand Across the Table” in 1937 on Lux


The Lux Radio Theatre presentation of “It Happened One Night” starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly and Roscoe Karns from March 30, 1939:


“It Happened One Night” radio stars, Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert and Walter Connolly


From June 16, 1939, The Lux Radio Theatre presentation of “The Ex Mrs. Bradford” starring Colbert and William Powell:


On June 23, 1941 Colbert joins Don Ameche in the Lux Radio Theatre presentation of  “The Shop Around the Corner”:


A Gulf Screen Guild Theatre presentation with Colbert, Edward Arnold, Basil Rathbone and Ernst Lubitsch take part in Jack Benny’s quest to be on Screen Guild Theatre:


From October 29, 1944 the first show of the Old Comedy Theatre hosted by Harold Lloyd. The inaugural broadcast presents “The Palm Beach Story” starring Colbert and Robert Young.

Rehearsing the script for “The Palm Beach Story” are Robert Young, Claudette Colbert and Harold Lloyd


From November 13, 1944 the Lux Radio Theatre presentation of “Magnificent Obsession” starring Colbert and Don Ameche:


From April 15, 1945 “The Jack Benny Show” with guest stars Claudette Colbert and Paulette Goddard


Finally, here’s an episode of “The Bob Hope Show” from April 1, 1952 with Claudette Colbert joining Bob at the Marine Corps Supply Depot at Barstow, California. You can’t miss Claudette and Bob performing “Caesar and Cleopatra”:

Claudette Colbert (September 13, 1903 – July 30, 1996)

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