John Guedel

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John Guedel, (Oct. 9, 1913, Portland, Indiana – Dec. 14, 2001, Los Angeles, California) was a radio and television producer who co-created and produced Art Linkletter's and Groucho Marx's most important and successful broadcast properties, including You Bet Your Life and People Are Funny.[1] He also created The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and is sometimes credited with the first singing radio commercial in 1937.[1]

Earlier in his career, he wrote for Hal Roach Studios, including work on the Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang series.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Douglas, Martin (2001-12-24). "John Guedel, 88, Producer Who Shaped Early Television". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 

External links[edit]

John Guedel at the Internet Movie Database