Radio: Kate Jr.

To make herself look older, the fat girl who looked like Kate Smith's daughter borrowed her roommate's black hat, coat and spectacles. But the big agency executive took one startled look, blurted: "My god, it's a baby!"

Thus, three years ago, Jean Holloway sold her first radio script—a play about Catherine Howard and bluebearded Henry VIII—to the Kate Smith show. She was 20.

Last week it was Radio Row's safe guess that smiling, apple-cheeked Jean Holloway had proved her point with one of the fleetest careers in radio. Until June the mainstay of the Kate Smith show (for which she wrote Kate's speeches,...

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