Radio: Have You Heard This One?

Three of Joe Miller's* most successful radio debtors publicly acknowledged their debt last week. They gave a party (lavishly attended by comics) at a Manhattan hotel in honor of the immortal card. One gag man telegraphed regrets: "Where would radio be without him?"

The three grateful comedians could not say, but they could ask the question of themselves. They were "Senator" Edward Hastings Ford, 56, Harry Hershfield, 58. and Joe Laurie Jr., 50, who have wisecracked their collective way through no years of U.S. vaudeville, formal banquets, benefits, railroad smokers, etc. Their bow to...

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