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Welcome to Stars On Suspense, presenting legends of Hollywood in "radio's outstanding theater of thrills." For twenty years, Suspense presented some of the greatest mysteries and thrillers on radio - legendary plays like "Sorry, Wrong Number," "The Hitch-Hiker," and "The House in Cypress Canyon." During its long radio run, Suspense attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood to its microphones to play the hunter and the hunted, heroes and villains, and victims and killers. 

Each week, tune in for a new podcast episode spotlighting a star of stage, screen, or radio in old time radio mysteries that are "well calculated to keep you in Suspense!"

We Love Lucille

Mar 28, 2021

Lucille Fletcher (March 28, 1912 - August 31, 2000) gave radio some of its all-time classic spine-tingling thrillers. Though she penned novels, plays, and even the libretto of an opera, Fletcher remains best known for her radio plays, a roster that includes some of the best episodes of Suspense.

A graduate of Vassar...


Father Knows Suspense

Feb 22, 2021

Happy Birthday, Robert Young (February 22, 1907 – July 21, 1998)

To generations of television fans, Young is immortalized as both Jim Anderson in Father Knows Best and as the titular doctor Marcus Welby, M.D. Though he appeared in over 100 films, he found his greatest success on the small screen.

Before he...


Happy Birthday, J. Carrol Naish

Jan 21, 2021

Old time radio fans may know J. Carrol Naish  (January 21, 1896 – January 24, 1973) best as Luigi Basco, newly immigrated to America from his native Italy in the delightful sitcom Life with Luigi. But as good as he was getting laughs from the audiences in the studio and at home, Naish was equally adept in...


Happy Birthday, Cary Grant

Jan 18, 2021

 “If I ever do any more radio work, I want to do it on Suspense.”

Cary Grant (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) made five visits to radio’s outstanding theater of thrills, and I think it’s safe to say he was one of the best radio performers of the scores of stars who stepped up to the microphone. Grant’s...


The Irish-Man

Dec 4, 2020

Happy Birthday to writer Cornell Woolrich, born December 4, 1903.

An early master of the art of noir fiction, Woolrich’s earliest works were inspired by the writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald before he turned to the pulp detective stories that made him famous. When he started writing for the pulps, he churned out stores...