oops, Lionel

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Aug 22 20:15:55 UTC 2012

At 8/22/2012 03:56 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>I was surpassed to see what he looked like. Thanks to the radio show,
>I'd always had a mental picture of him as being somewhat "bodily" - as
>we say in Marshall - in the manner of Sidney Greenstreet or another
>man of that phenotype.

Then there's William Conrad, who played Marshal Matt Dillon in the
radio series of "Gunsmoke", with a voice that matched.  But when the
television series was introduced, Conrad, "the fat detective" of
other (although later) TV series -- "Cannon", "Nero Wolfe", and "Jake
and the Fatman" -- was considered too portly and short for Marshal Dillon.


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