Radio: Westinghouse Girl

During both Republican and Democratic Conventions the woman who appeared most often on the nation's TV screens was a pretty, blonde, Manhattan-born actress named Betty Furness. Equipped with a special wardrobe of 20 dresses and a Teleprompter full of Westinghouse commercials, she was stationed in CBS's convention hall studios, where she went on the air a total of 158 times to peddle her sponsor's wares.

An ex-model and the mother of a 13-year-old daughter, Betty, 36, was a stage & screen actress before she went to work for Westinghouse two years ago. At the...

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