Radio: One-Man Crowd

When radio needs a new voice—from a barnyard cackle to a French maestro—it is apt to call on Mel Blanc, the "one-man-crowd." Until this week, when radio's unsung bit players and stooges were finally honored by Hall of Fame (ABC, Sun., 6-6:30 p.m., E.S.T.), few listeners knew Mel by name. But millions probably knew him as Jack Benny's English butler, train announcer, parrot, French violin teacher and news reporter; as Burns & Allen's melancholy postman; as Judy Canova's Pedro, Salesman Roscoe Wortle and a chronic hiccougher; as Bob Hope's "Private Snafu"; as Abbott...

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