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Bob Bailey

Born: Jun 13, 1913

Death: Aug 13, 1983

Birthplace: Toledo

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Bob Bailey

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1913
Date of Death : Aug 13, 1983
Birth Place : Toledo

Bob Bailey was an American actor who performed mostly on radio. In the early 1940s Bailey was regularly featured on network radio programs originating from Chicago. He played the boyfriend of the title character's sister in That Brewster Boy and the father of the title character in Meet Corliss Archer. He was signed by 20th Century-Fox and appeared in seven feature films; the first two starred Laurel and Hardy. Starting in 1946, Bailey starred as freelance detective George Valentine in the radio drama Let George Do It. but he is best remembered as the title character in the long-running radio series Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. The program ran from 1949 until 1962 and featured the exploits of "America's fabulous freelance insurance investigator"; Bailey starred as Johnny from 1955 through 1960 and wrote the script for the December 22, 1957 episode "The Carmen Kringle Matter" using the pen name "Robert Bainter". When Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar relocated to New York in 1960 to reduce costs and make more money available for television, CBS dumped Bailey. Having performed in almost five hundred episodes, he had made the role his own.


  • Actor

Also known as

  • Robert Bailey
  • Robert Baile
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