Radio: Humble or Nothing

Arthur Godfrey, the one-man industry, is a proud, doting father to the "Little Godfreys" on his radio and TV shows. Before the mike and camera, he spoils them with praise; behind the scenes, he boxes their ears when they get too big for their britches.

Last spring, bedded in Massachusetts General Hospital after his celebrated hip operation, Godfrey watched over his flock by television, decided that one of his Little Godfreys—chunky, curly-haired Baritone Julius La Rosa, 23, an ex-bluejacket whose career he had launched two years ago—was getting a little cocky. He told CBS...

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