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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!"

Mar 30, 2017

Jack Benny sets down his violin and climbs out of his Maxwell for his final appearances on Suspense. Radio’s most popular comedian returns to “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills” as a Martian on a mission in “Plan X” (originally aired on CBS on February 2, 1953) and a reluctant bank robber in “The Face...

Happy Birthday, Lucille Fletcher

Mar 28, 2017

Lucille Fletcher, the writer who gave radio some of its all-time classic spine-tingling thrillers, was born March 28, 1912. 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...

Happy Birthday, Frank Lovejoy

Mar 28, 2017

Actor Frank Lovejoy was born March 28, 1912. In his all-too short career before his death at age 50, Lovejoy appeared on the big and small screens in memorable roles. One of my favorites is his turn as Detective Nicolai, an old friend of Humphrey Bogart's who begins to suspect Bogie of murder in Nicholas Ray's In a...

Happy Birthday, Gloria Swanson

Mar 27, 2017

Actress and three-time Oscar nominee Gloria Swanson was born March 27, 1899. Best known as silent movie queen Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, Swanson's career spanned from the silent era to television, and she also produced several films.

A major star of the silent era, Swanson's career began to decline with the...

Happy Birthday, Joan Crawford

Mar 23, 2017

Oscar-winning actress Joan Crawford was born March 23, 1904. After bursting on to the Hollywood scene in the 1930s with success in both silent films and talkies - an era where she was one of the highest-paid women in America, she closed out the decade branded as “box office poison.” However, a comeback with...