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The O'Neills

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Country of origin  United States
Running time  30 minutes
Picture format  Black-and-white
Original language(s)  English
Original network  DuMont
Starring  Janice Gilbert Vera Allen Michael Lawson Ian Martin Celia Budkin Benjamin Fishbein
Similar  Portia Faces Life, Young Doctor Malone, One Man's Family, The Brighter Day, Lovers and Friends

The O'Neills is a radio serial drama which aired on Mutual, CBS and NBC from 1934 to 1943. Created by actress-writer Jane West, the series was sponsored at various times by Gold Dust, Ivory Snow and Standard Brands.


Characters and story

In the midwestern town of Royalton, widow Mother O'Neill (Kate McComb) raised her children, Danny (Jimmy Tansey) and Peggy (Joan Banks, Betty Caine, Violet Dunn, Claire Niesen, Betty Winkler). Living upstairs in the O'Neill's two-family house was Mother O'Neill's friend, the meddling Trudy Bailey (Jane West). After their father's death, teenager Janice Collins (Janice Gilbert) and her brother Eddie Collins (Jimmy Donnelly) moved into the O'Neill house. Helen Shields played Eileen Turner. In 1941, Claudia Morgan joined the cast, in the role of Laura Penway.

Organist William Meeder supplied the music. The announcers were Ed Herlihy and Howard Petrie.


Janice Gilbert remained with the series when it was telecast on the DuMont Television Network Tuesdays at 9pm ET from September 6, 1949, until January 10, 1950.


The O'Neills Wikipedia