Posted ByScott D. Vroegindewey on January 03, 2004 at 21:27:19:
In Reply to: Re: "Casablanca" posted byGerry O. on January 03, 2004 at 14:38:51:
: : Yes, it was (and still IS), although Mary didn't play the "Ilsa" part....That role was played by Minerva Pious (who was a cast member of Jack's program that season...the season that Fred Allen took a year off from radio due to hypertension and his doctor's orders).
>> Thanks for the correction. Maybe I just expected the woman to be Mary since Don made his basic introduction.
: The first time I heard Minerva singing "As Time Goes By" (in her "Mrs. Nussbaum" voice and dialect), I completely LOST IT laughing! (Come to think of it, so did the studio audience from the sounds of things!)
>> I guess that shows you Jack and Fred did get together planning shows with each other's cast members. I just heard the spoof of "Allen's Alley" (i.e., "Benny's Blvd.") in which, Mary plays Cleveland (instead of Portland), I think. And Jack puts a clothes pin on his nose to sound very much like the nasally Fred!