Radio: The Versatile Thrushes

Funnyman Jack Paar appraised Songstress Betty Clooney (sister of Rosemary) with a businesslike eye last week and regretfully decided to drop her from his CBS-TV Morning Show. In her place he hired blonde Edith Adams, probably no better at singing than Betty. Why did he do it? Explained Paar: "We're on the air 15 hours a week, mostly without script, so everyone has to double in brass. Edith Adams can do any dialect, sing in Italian, German and French, and mimic personalities from Louis Armstrong to Marilyn Monroe. What's more, she's full of ideas, and ideas are what we live on."


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