Jun 29, 2017
Ed Gardner was born June 29, 1901. The actor, writer, and director is best known as the creator and star of Duffy’s Tavern. Gardner starred as Archie, the manager of the titular tavern (Duffy, as it was explained every week, was never found in his own place), and he found fame as the wisecracking bartender with a loose grasp of proper grammar. Duffy’s Tavern aired on radio from 1941 to 1952.
Though he found his greatest success in comedy, Gardner made one memorable appearance on Suspense in "The Palmer Method" (originally aired on April 20, 1944). Gardner stars as a small-time con who enlists to fight the fascists in Spain. When a twist of fate gives him the chance to take a new identity, he seizes the opportunity but soon finds himself in over his head.