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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!"

Happy Birthday, Berry Kroeger

Oct 16, 2017

Actor Berry Kroeger, possessing one of the most distinctive and instantly recognizable voices of the radio era, was born October 16, 1912. Kroeger appeared on the big and small screens and the stage, but he got his start on radio. He announced for and appeared in supporting roles on Suspense and he played dastardly villains on The Shadow. This writer will forever associate Kroeger with a particularly chilling Shadow episode called "The Face." Kroeger played a handsome actor whose features were horribly and irreparably damaged in a plane crash. He began taking revenge on anyone who recoiled in horror upon seeing his new face, strangling and beating them beyond recognition.

Kroeger could also be heard on EscapeDimension X, and Murder at Midnight. He was one of the first voices of "the Man in Black" on Suspense, and he also made a number of memorable appearances in the series itself. One of my favorites finds Kroeger starring opposite Lucille Ball in "A Little Piece of Rope." Lucy plays a woman who uses her looks to lure men into robberies, but she discovers her latest mark (Kroeger) is a serial killer wanted by the police. She tries to set a new trap while Kroeger hunts for the one woman who can identify him.