Ed Gardner
American actor
Ed Gardner
Edward Francis 'Ed' Gardner was an American comic actor, writer and director, best remembered as the creator and star of the radio's popular Duffy's Tavern comedy series. Born in Astoria, New York, Gardner was a representative for the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency before going into show business. He began producing for the stage in the early 1930s.
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Businesses invited to free program about borrowing money - Lehigh Acres Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
Several area organizations, including the Lehigh Acres chamber of Commerce, are sponsoring this no cost event. You should RSVP by Thursday, Aug. 25 to Ed Gardner, SCORE by email at: ed-gardner@comcast.net or by phone at 239-322-7283 and let them know
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In this section: - Franklin County Citizen News Leader
Google News - over 5 years
The great-grandparents are Ann and Ed Gardner of Kentucky, Jerry and Nell Wacker of Tennessee, Margaret Murphy of Lavonia, Bob and Sue Odom of Florida, James and June Randall of Carnesville and Carlene Crunkleton of Carnesville
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BBC Proms: Tetzlaff, BBCSO, Gardner - The Arts Desk
Google News - over 5 years
The choice of ENO's musical director Ed Gardner (pictured right) as conductor both reflected and shaped the cantata's operatic leanings in performance, intensifying its vividly orchestrated colours and gestures. While a performance from Jurowski and
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Small Biz Notes: Loan workshop in Lehigh - The News-Press
Google News - over 5 years
Contact Ed Gardner of SCORE at ed-gardner@comcast.net or 322-7283. Be sure to specify the number of people in your group attending. Facebook last week launched a new subsite, Facebook for Business, as a resource for companies that want to use the
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Many celebrate the life of Bradley 'Brad' Paul Gardner - News Chief
Google News - over 5 years
Ed Gardner thanked the community for is care and compassion. "I'm thankful we had prayers going up in several countries and states," he said. Gardner remembered searching an area on the mountain and finding one of his son's ski poles
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Proms mania: The 12 concerts you can't afford to miss - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Finally, the Proms round off with a Last Night led by Ed Gardner, the youngest conductor to take on the task since Henry Wood himself. He will put the BBC Symphony Orchestra through its familiar paces, aided and abetted by Susan Bullock and the Chinese
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Search For Former Haven Man To Resume, Missing in Montana Since March - The Ledger
Google News - over 5 years
Gardner's friends and family, including his father, Ed Gardner, continue searching on a small scale when the weather permits. "It's just been in the last couple of days that the snow has begun to diminish but there's still so much snow that it is still
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Small Biz Notes: Business done in the cloud - The News-Press
Google News - over 5 years
Do so by contacting SCORE counselor Ed Gardner at ed-gardner@comcast.net or 322-7283. Please say how many will be in your group. Small business owners nationwide say the economy is starting to improve, but many believe the recession isn't just a memory
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Rebuilding the housing market: More boom, less gloom - The Wenatchee World Online
Google News - over 5 years
“I'm building a 3000 square foot custom home in Peshastin right now, but a week ago Friday I replaced a kitchen sink,” said Ed Gardner, owner of EDY Construction. He says his secret to surviving the recession is personally answering his phone,
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A tribute on 4 wheels - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
In a suburban backyard garage, Ed Gardner's prized possession is up on jacks. The hulking 1960 Chevrolet Parkwood — with bat-wing-style tail fins that flare off the rear end and a gleaming paint job the color of a
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Village Notes: What's happening in the community - North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
Google News - over 5 years
Ed Gardner bowled a perfect game last week. The next big bowling event is on Saturday, June 25 at Tahoe Bowl in South Lake. This is the Battle of the Houses for bragging rights and a trophy. Go Incline bowlers. Welcome home to Mike Sunseri who is
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Classic Brit winner blows trumpet for working mums - Evening Standard
Google News - almost 6 years
... and in 2006 was named best young British classical performer. Charlie is her son by her former partner, English National Opera music director Ed Gardner. Accepting the award, Balsom said: "I take my hat off to any working mother. It's exhausting."
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The UK's leading opera maestros in conversation - video - The Guardian
Google News - almost 6 years
What does it take to be a musical director of a leading opera house? Glyndebourne's Vladimir Jurowski, ENO's Ed Gardner and the Royal Opera House's Tony Pappano met last month for a lively and illuminating discussion
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The Damnation of Faust, English National Opera, - The Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
Peter Hoare as Faust performed strongly in the first act, though the start of Act II found him suffering in the high notes and somewhat losing his stride for a short while thereafter. The orchestra and chorus were on fabulous form under Ed Gardner's
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Lexington council votes against seeking approval rights on collective ... - Lexington Herald Leader
Google News - almost 6 years
City attorney Ed Gardner told the council that other cities, including Louisville, allow council members to approve union contracts. If they don't approve them, they send the mayor back to the negotiating table, he said
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Two Officers' Paths to a Fatal Encounter on a Street in Harlem
NYTimes - over 7 years
Omar J. Edwards's mother did not like the idea of her son becoming a police officer. But he joined the New York Police Department anyway, nearly two years ago. Then he fell in love and married a woman whose father had been an officer in one of the tougher precincts in Brooklyn. Officer Edwards, 25, like many new graduates of the Police Academy, had
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ed Gardner
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1963
    Age 61
    Died in 1963.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1958
    Age 56
    By 1958, the tall, gangling comedian was semi-retired, living with his wife and sons in Beverly Hills and making only occasional guest appearances, such as a few turns on Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1961 and 1962.
    More Details Hide Details He died at age 62 of a liver ailment at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles and was interred in Chapel of the Pines at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood. Some of Gardner's once-famous malaprops as Archie on Duffy's Tavern include:
  • 1954
    Age 52
    He also tried bringing Duffy's Tavern to television in 1954, but this, too, proved a failure.
    More Details Hide Details Radio historian Gerald Nachman (Raised on Radio) quoted writer Larry Rhine as saying the film and television failures were in large part due to Gardner's inability to adapt to camera angling. "He thought he could do TV, so he left radio," Rhine told Nachman. "He was a bad actor, and he knew it."
  • FORTIES
  • 1949
    Age 47
    In 1949, hoping to be able to take advantage of Puerto Rico's income-tax free status for future media ventures, Gardner moved his radio show there.
    More Details Hide Details Gardner recreated his role as Archie for the motion picture version, Duffy's Tavern (1945), at Paramount. Besides Gardner, the movie featured dozens of Paramount Pictures stars. Gardner was the producer of the film noir crime/thriller The Man with My Face (1951) for his own company, Edward F. Gardner Productions. It was released by United Artists.
  • 1943
    Age 41
    Gardner's second marriage, to Simone Hegemann in 1943, endured until his death and produced two sons, Edward, Jr. (b. 1944) and Stephen (b. 1948).
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  • 1942
    Age 40
    The daughter was played by several actresses but began with Shirley Booth, Gardner's first wife, with whom he remained friends even after their 1942 divorce.
    More Details Hide Details Gardner also brought radio directing experience to Duffy's Tavern. He had previously originated the Rudy Vallee-John Barrymore radio show and directed shows for George Burns and Gracie Allen, Bing Crosby, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Al Jolson and Fanny Brice. In addition, Gardner was one of the show's writers and its script editor in all but name; though he had a staff that included Abe Burrows, Sol Saks, Parke Levy, Larry Rhine and Dick Martin. He was notorious for hiring as a writer anyone who sounded funny to him in passing, but Gardner ultimately had the final say on each show's script.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1901
    Born
    Born in 1901.
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