John Guedel

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John Guedel, (October 9, 1913 in Portland, Indiana – December 14, 2001 in 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] He was a producer for The Charlotte Greenwood Show on radio.[2]

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

In 1957-1959 he was married to actress Helen Parrish.


  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. 
  2. ^ Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. P. 150.

Further reading[edit]

  • Guedel, Heidi (2003). Animatrix – a Female Animator: How Laughter Saved My Life. iUniverse. ISBN 978-0595287307. 

External links[edit]

John Guedel at the Internet Movie Database