Cast and Credits

 

Serial Cast (1928-43)


Amos Jones.....................................................................................................................Freeman Gosden

Andrew H. Brown.............................................................................................................Charles Correll

George "Kingfish" Stevens...................................................................................................Freeman Gosden

John Augustus "Brother" Crawford (Lunch room partner, bookkeeper, brother-in-law of Madam Queen)........Freeman Gosden

Willie "Lightning" Jefferson (Lunch room waiter, nightclub doorman, garage mechanic, janitor)....................Freeman Gosden

Frederick Montgomery Gwindell (Efficiency expert, private investigator, newspaper reporter )......................Freeman Gosden

Prince Ali Bendo (Crystal gazer, sent to prison in 1937)...................................................................Freeman Gosden

Flukey Harris (Boxer, handyman, inventor).................................................................................Freeman Gosden

William Lewis Taylor (Ruby's father -- general contractor, clothing store owner, garage owner)....................Freeman Gosden

Sylvester (Garage mechanic)...................................................................................................Freeman Gosden

Robert "Pop" Johnson (Lodge trustee, owner of the Okey Hotel).........................................................Freeman Gosden

Roland Weber (Former coal miner, self-made oil millionaire and real estate investor, killed in 1934 car accident)..Freeman Gosden

Madam Queen (Beauty shop owner)..........................................................................................Freeman Gosden

Ed Hyams (Upstairs neighbor in Chicago)...................................................................................Freeman Gosden

Bill Harvey (Advance man for Honest Tom's All Star Carnival)...........................................................Freeman Gosden

Spud Cook (Earl Dixon's henchman)..........................................................................................Freeman Gosden

Dean Fitzer (Chicago rental agent).............................................................................................Freeman Gosden

"Big Boy" White (Andy's old friend from Georgia).........................................................................Freeman Gosden

The Short Order Cook (Employed at Big 3 Lunch Room and Okey Hotel)................................................Freeman Gosden

Johnny Cook (Smarmy fake lawyer who calls everyone "pal").............................................................Freeman Gosden

Bucky Read (Lodge brother who's behind in his dues)......................................................................Freeman Gosden

Jack Rockwood (The Traveling Man, salesman for the Double Waterproof Raincoat Company)......................Freeman Gosden

Freeman Talbot (Shoe salesman).................................................................................................Freeman Gosden

Gram'pa Wilson (Hattie Wilson's grandfather)................................................................................Freeman Gosden

Mr. Grimes (Pushy used car salesman who never takes "no" for an answer)..............................................Freeman Gosden

Ambrose Crawford (Brother Crawford's uncle)................................................................................Freeman Gosden

Brother Summerset (Commercial photographer)................................................................................Freeman Gosden

"Scrappy" (Andy's wrestling trainer).............................................................................................Freeman Gosden

H. M. Griffin (Wrestling promoter, manager of Bullneck Mooseface).......................................................Freeman Gosden

"Poundcake" (Old friend from Atlanta who works as a carnival wild man under the name of "Wild Woofo")..........Freeman Gosden

Jerry Rockwood (Coach of the Wholesale Butchers and Packers Union football team)....................................Freeman Gosden

Reverend Willis Johnson (Minister)...............................................................................................Freeman Gosden

Phillip L. Wiggins (Automotive accessories salesman).........................................................................Freeman Gosden

Lawyer Frank Gilbert (Defended Amos and Andy in the Chicago pawn shop robbery)....................................Freeman Gosden

Lawyer Richard Rada (Prosecuted Andy in 1928 Widow Parker breach-of-promise case)................................Freeman Gosden

Lawyer O. D. Fisher (Associate of the Kingfish)...............................................................................Freeman Gosden

Lawyer M. Smith (Prosecuted Andy in 1931 Madam Queen breach-of-promise case).....................................Freeman Gosden

Lawyer L. Sprague Jefferson  (Represented F. M. Gwindell in 1933 alientation-of-affection case)......................Freeman Gosden

Ace Berry (Hack lawyer)...........................................................................................................Freeman Gosden

Roscoe Brownlee (Publicity agent for Weber City, exposed as criminal by Amos)........................................Freeman Gosden

Pete Jenkins (Former grocer from Chattanooga, advises Amos and Andy at the A&A Grocery Store)..................Freeman Gosden

Henry Van Porter (Real estate/insurance agent).................................................................................Charles Correll

Pat Pending (Inventor/stock promoter, associate of the Kingfish)............................................................Charles Correll

Mr. Hopkins (Farmer, Amos and Andy's employer in Georgia)..............................................................Charles Correll

Charlie Johnston (Upstairs neighbor in Chicago)...............................................................................Charles Correll

Mr. Jarvis (Chicago used car dealer who sells Amos and Andy the Fresh Air Taxicab)...................................Charles Correll

Honest Tom (Carnival promoter).................................................................................................Charles Correll

Stanley Hubbard (Lodge brother from St.Paul, Minnesota)...................................................................Charles Correll

Officer Albert Pierce (Chicago policeman)......................................................................................Charles Correll

Chester Back (Private detective known as "Operator 13")....................................................................Charles Correll

Emmett Matthews (Widow Parker's father)....................................................................................Charles Correll

Mr. Hotchkiss (Harlem bank executive frequently consulted by Amos)....................................................Charles Correll

John "The Whale" Miller (Lodge official in Harlem)...........................................................................Charles Correll

Harrison "The Mackerel" Holliway (Lodge official in Chicago).............................................................Charles Correll

Jasper Rogers (Ex-convict who Brother Crawford is trying to help go straight)...........................................Charles Correll

Honest Joe (Pawnbroker)........................................................................................................Charles Correll

Fred Washington (Rooming house operator on South Side of Chicago....................................................Charles Correll

The Landlord (Rooming house operator, East 134th Street, Harlem.......................................................Charles Correll

Lawyer Wilson Spielman (Represented Andy in 1928 Widow Parker breach-of-promise suit)........................Charles Correll

Lawyer Joseph Wagner (Represented Amos in 1929 grand larceny case).................................................Charles Correll

Lawyer Jackson (of the firm of Jackson, Jackson, Jackson, and Jackson)................................................Charles Correll

Lawyer Collins (Represented Andy in 1931 Madam Queen breach-of-promise suit).....................................Charles Correll

Lawyer Brooks (Represented Amos in 1931 Jack Dixon murder case dream sequence).................................Charles Correll

Lawyer Henry Lucas (Represented Andy in 1933 alienation of affection case)...........................................Charles Correll

Lawyer Perkins (Advisor to Andy ).............................................................................................Charles Correll

Snoop Washington (Associate of the Kingfish, an income-tax lawyer and private investigator)........................Charles Correll

Good Lookin'(No-account slick-haired drugstore romeo, works as musician, also known as "George").............Charles Correll

Mr. Pierson (Rental agent for the Big 3 Lunch Room).......................................................................Charles Correll

Hastings Wilson (Hattie Wilson's uncle)......................................................................................Charles Correll

Sir Francis Jackson (Geneology promoter)....................................................................................Charles Correll

Joe Parker (Advance man for Kaufman's Bigger and Better Colored Carnival)..........................................Charles Correll

Dr. Shipley (Physician)..........................................................................................................Charles Correll

Dr. Bent (Insurance examiner, friend of the Kingfish)......................................................................Charles Correll

Dr. Joe Herring (Physician, friend of the Kingfish).........................................................................Charles Correll

Dr. Porter (Physician, delivered Arbadella)...................................................................................Charles Correll

Willie Leland (Newsreel cameraman, friend of the Kingfish)..............................................................Charles Correll

Louisiana Hercules (Champion shot-putter, contestant in the Harlem Colored Olympics)..............................Charles Correll

Julian Nathan Kalinkowitz (Theatrical manager for Andy and Senorita Butterfly).......................................Charles Correll

George Drinkwater (Caretaker in Weber City, Millie Drinkwater's grandfather).........................................Charles Correll

Joshua H. B. Williams (Oil-stock swindler, revealed as black-sheep relative of Mrs. George Washington).........Charles Correll

Audy Fox (Efficiency expert hired by Amos in 1929).......................................................................Charles Correll

Jack Young (Criminal from New York who tried to rob the Taylor Garage, exposed by Amos and Sylvester).....Charles Correll

Earl Dixon (Criminal who framed Amos for grand larceny in 1929)......................................................Charles Correll

Jack Dixon (Criminal who brutally beat Amos, later found murdered in dream sequence).............................Charles Correll

Arthur DeBelford (Ne'er-do-well brother of Mrs. Stevens from Portland, Maine, uses assumed name)............Charles Correll

Mr. Greentree (Publicity agent hired to promote the Harlem Colored Olympics)........................................Charles Correll

Henrietta Johnson (Amateur actress, revealed as the sister of Senorita Butterfly).......................................Harriette Widmer

Ruby Taylor Jones (College student, medical office receptionist, practical nurse, married Amos 12/25/35)..............Elinor Harriot

Sapphire Stevens (Name revealed in 1933, also known as "Mrs. Kingfish")...............................Elinor Harriot(1937-38), Ernestine Wade(1939-43)

Clara Van Porter (Society matron, wife of Henry Van Porter)...........................................Elinor Harriot(1937-38), Ernestine Wade(1939-43)

Mrs. C. F. Van DeTweezer (Society matron, wife of Charles Francis Van DeTweezer)...............................Elinor Harriot

Harriet Lily Crawford(Wife of Brother Crawford, sister of Madam Queen).............................................Edith Davis

Pun'kin (Homeless orphan girl found by Andy, custody later shared by Amos and Ruby and Lightning and Dixie)..Terry Howard(1936-37), Elinor Harriot (1937)

Arbadella Jones (born 10/20/36)....................................................Loretta Poynton (1936), Elinor Harriot (1937-39), Barbara Jean Wong(1940-43)

Genevieve Blue (Andy's secretary, a former Texas beauty queen).......................................................Madaline Lee

Dorothy Blue (Genevieve's twin sister)......................................................................................Madaline Lee

Mrs. Adam Johnson (Woman from Marietta, Georgia who claims Andy married her in 1928 under an assumed name)...Elinor Harriot

Valada Green (Andy's 1939 fiancee, aka "Puddin' Face")...............................................................Ernestine Wade

Sara Fletcher (Local gossip, nicknamed "Needlenose")...................................................................Ernestine Wade

Widow Armbruster (Wealthy heiress, 1940-41)...........................................................................Ernestine Wade

Characters spoken about but never portrayed:

Mamie Henderson (Amos's former fiancee who broke his heart)

Geranium Washington (Young daughter of Fred the Landlord)

Mrs. Washington (Wife of Fred the Landlord, doesn't like Andy)

Ivan S. Peters (Slick New Yorker who married Mamie, only to abandon her after only a few weeks.)

Rosie Waite (School friend of Ruby Taylor, infatuated with Andy)

Lulu Parker, aka Widow Parker (Fiancee of Andy in Chicago, married five times, sued Andy for breach of promise)

John Watkins (Businessman from Detroit, married Widow Parker in early 1929)

Tootsie Blake (Flapper, friend of Widow Parker, infatuated with Amos)

Mrs. Lillian Taylor, aka Aunt Lillian (Ruby Taylor's aunt, with whom she lives in New York, later revealed as Ruby's biological mother)

Flossie White Johnson (Young stenographer formerly employed by the Kingfish, eloped with elderly Pop Johnson.)

Sadie Blake (Beautician, former employee of Madam Queen, infatuated with Andy)

Mrs. Blake (Sadie's mother, divorcee)

Sapphire Green (Operator of a rival beauty shop)

Mrs. Carnation James (Grandmother of Madam Queen and Mrs. Crawford)

Peaches Thompson (Friend of Madam Queen, infatuated with Amos)

Susie Porter (Shopgirl, infatuated with Andy)

Alphonso Crawford (Son of Brother and Mrs. Crawford. The Crawfords have a second child, whose name is never revealed.)

T. N. Trueheart (Associate of the Kingfish, inventor)

Hattie Wilson (resident of Lake Chiskabiskawiskachew, infatuated with Andy)

Gracie Mills (Friend of Madam Queen, infatuated with Amos)

Lefty from Philadelphia (Henchman of Jack Dixon)

Spike (Henchman of Jack Dixon, formerly his boss until Dixon turned the tables.)

Willie (Operator of express wagon, assaulted by Jack Dixon.)

"Owl" (Amos's friend who knows everything that's happening on the streets)

The Seventh Avenue Gang (Street toughs who ran Jack Dixon out of town after his henchman assaulted one of their number)

Lula May (Baby found abandoned in Fresh Air Taxicab, adopted by the Landlord and his wife)

Bullneck Mooseface (World's Colored Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, defeated Andy in a match)

Dixie Davis Jefferson (Friend of Sadie Blake's from Richmond, Virginia. Married Lightning, 2/26/32. Formerly infatuated with Andy.)

Pearly (High diver with Kaufman's Bigger and Better Colored Carnival, infatuated with Andy.)

G. Sampson Smith Jr. (Professional promoter from Philadelphia, general manager of the 1932 Harlem Colored Olympics)

"Greenlight No Stop Henry" Vickers, Sam Gleason the Human Jackrabbit, Ralph McGonigal the Harlem Express, "Special Delivery Frank" White, "Springfoot Lee" Moore, "No Local Stops Harvey" Smith, Harry Peters, the Harlem Limited, Casey Jones Rutledge, "Third Alarm" Dawson, "One-Way Traffic Murray" Walker, Jerome Green the Human Skyrocket, "Fast-Frieght Bob" Wilson, Horace Harley the Greased Pig, "Rubber Heels Ely" Holmes, "Here He Comes an' Dere He Goes Phil" Buckner, "Boomerang Ed" Winter, "Up-an'-Gone Hal" Dean, Fred Bailey the Human Whippet,and Ray Hamilton the Fireman's Choice. (Athletes competing in the 1932 Harlem Colored Olympics)

Val Valentine (President of Valentine's National Colored Matrimonial Bureau)

Raymond (Madam Queen's husband, a merchant seaman. Lost at sea in 1932.)

Clifton Mills (Business partner of Mr. Taylor, infatuated with Ruby. Involved in shady dealings, exposed by Amos)

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Whitestoner (Harlem society leaders)

Charles Francis Van DeTweezer (Stockbroker, Harlem society leader)

Mr. and Mrs. Van Dyke (Harlem society leaders, bridge partners of the Van Porters)

Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas Washington (Harlem society leaders)

Fifi (French maid briefly employed by Madam Queen)

Alice Barton (Widow, infuatuated with Andy.)

Arabella Barton (21-yeard old daughter of Widow Barton, also infatuated with Andy.)

Ferdinand, Ferdinand, Ferdinand and Ferdinand (Business consultants who employ F. M. Gwindell as one of their efficiency experts)

Luella Walker (College friend of Ruby Taylor)

Millie Carter (The Kingfish's mother-in-law)

Senorita Butterfly aka Annie Johnson Weber (Dancing instructor, theatrical partner of Andy, married Roland Weber, infatuated with Amos, died of accidental poisoning 1935, leading to murder charge against Amos)

Eula Jimson (daughter of tourist camp operator, infatuated with Andy)

Jack "Booboo" Jimson (Eula's oversized brother, a lumberjack)

H. L. Jimson (Eula's father, operator of tourist camp, who moves to New York at Andy's suggestion.)

Millie Drinkwater (Resident of Weber City, infatuated with Andy)

Miss Elizabeth F. Sanders (Bank examiner, classical violinist, infatuated with Amos)

Dr. W. L. Dickinson (Ruby's employer, later appointed head of a colored hospital in Richmond, Va.)

Fred Speed (The Australian Whip Cracker)

Magnolia Jenkins (Infatuated with Andy, daughter of Pete Jenkins)

Philip (Teenage boy  tricked into committing robberies by Prince Ali Bendo)

Anna-Bell Williams (Swindler, daugher of Joshua H. B. Williams)

Ed and Bob Sparrow (Credit Jewelers)

The Cherry Brothers (Doctors, operators of a clinic in Harlem)

Slim Jackson (shoe-shine attendant at the barber shop, "the meanest man in the world")

Rosa Lee Smith (Slim Jackson's fiancee)

Shorty (Jazz musician with whom Andy briefly shares a room after Amos's marriage)

The Alley Lawyer (So called because he advises prisoners from the alley behind the jail)

Flora Matthews (Schoolteacher, infatuated with Andy)

Violet Garden (Chorus girl and aspiring actress, infatuated with Andy)

Elizabeth Rockford (Widow, infatuated with Andy)

Pauline Gibson (Head of a counterfeiting ring in Portland, Maine, infatuated with Andy)

Mrs. DeBelford (The Kingfish's sister-in-law, wife of Arthur DeBelford)

Sam Blackwood (Boxer, opposed Flukey Harris in a 1938 bout)

Mlle. Henrietta DeWitt (Manager of the Bluebird School of Singing, Andy's voice teacher.)

The Wow Girl (West Indian dancer, managed by the Kingfish in 1941)

Amos Jones Jr. (Amos and Ruby's second child, born 1941)

(Many character names in the series were derived from real-life friends and acquaintances of Correll and Gosden.)

Announcer........................................................................Bill Hay (1928-42), Carlton KaDell (Pepsodent commercials, 1937), Ken Niles (Campbell's hitchhike commercials, 1938-43), Del Sharbutt (1942-43)

Substitute Announcers..............................................Wallace Butterworth (1930), Olan Soule (1936), Tobe Reed (1936), Joe Parker (1937-38), Ernest Chappell(1940)

Orchestra.........................................................................Joseph Gallicchio (1929-32, 1936-7)

Organist..........................................................................Dean Fossler (1932-37), Gaylord Carter (1937-43)

Vocal Quartet (for the two  Mystic Knights of the Sea Friday Night Minstrel Shows, 12/4 and 11/36) ....The Four Vagabonds (John Jordan, Norval Taborn,  Robert O'Neil,  Ray Grant Jr.)

Written by.......................................................................Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll

Creative Producer..............................................................Freeman Gosden

Agency Producer.............For Lord & Thomas: Henry Selinger (1929-34), Basil Loughrane (1934-37), for Ward Wheelock Inc.:  Diana Bourbon (1938-43)

Sitcom Cast (1943-55)


Amos Jones......................................................................Freeman Gosden

Andrew H. Brown..............................................................Charles Correll

George "Kingfish" Stevens....................................................Freeman Gosden

John Augustus "Brother" Crawford..........................................Freeman Gosden

Willie "Lightning" Jefferson...................................................Freeman Gosden(1943-51, 1952-55), Horace "Nick" Stewart (1951)

Frederick Montgomery Gwindell.............................................Freeman Gosden

Flukey Harris....................................................................Freeman Gosden

Henry Van Porter...............................................................Charles Correll

Sapphire Stevens................................................................Ernestine Wade

Clara Van Porter.................................................................Ernestine Wade (1943-44)

Sara Fletcher......................................................................Ernestine Wade (1943-44)

Shorty Simpson.................................................................Lou Lubin (1944-1950)

Gabby Gibson..................................................................James Baskett (1944-1948)

Reverend Johnson..............................................................Ernest Whitman (1944-45)

George Washington.............................................................Ernest Whitman (1944)

Sadie Simpson...................................................................Hattie McDaniel (1945-47)

LaGuardia Stonewall...........................................................Eddie Green (1947-1949)

Algonquin J. Calhoun..........................................................Johnny Lee (1949-54)

Leroy Smith (aka Leroy Hancock)............................................Jester Hairston (1944-55)

Ruby Taylor Jones..............................................................Elinor Harriot

Sadie Blake.......................................................................Ruby Dandridge

Harriet Lily Crawford...........................................................Ruby Dandridge

Arbadella Jones..................................................................Barbara Jean Wong

Genevieve Blue.................................................................Madaline Lee

Madam Queen...................................................................Lillian Randolph

Ramona "Mama" Smith........................................................Amanda Randolph (1951-54)

Supporting roles................................................................Ernest Whitman, Joseph Kearns, Ken Christy, Roy Glenn,  Ruby Dandridge, Dorothy Dandridge, Vivian Dandridge, Jester Hairston, "Wonderful" Smith, Lasses White, Willard Waterman, Sara Berner, Elvia Allman, Jean Vander Pyl, Shirley Mitchell, Millie Bruce, Will Wright, Leo Cleary, Corny Anderson, Vince Townsend, Amos Reece, Herbert Rawlinson.

Musical Performers............................................................The Mystic Knights of the Sea Quartet (1944-45), The Delta Rhythm Boys: Carl Jones, Kelsey Pharr, Lee Gaines, and Traverse Crawford(1945-47), The Jubilaires: Ted Brooks, John Jennings, J. Caleb Ginyard and George McFadden (1947-49), The Jeff Alexander Chorus (1947-49)

Orchestra........................................................................Lud Gluskin (1943-47, 1954-55), Jeff Alexander(1947-54)

Announcer......................................................................Harlow Wilcox(1943-45, 1951-55), Carleton KaDell(1945-47), Art Gilmore and John Lake (1947-48), Ken Carpenter (1949-50), Ken Niles (1950-51), Griff Barnett (Rexall commercial spokesman, 1951-54)

Script Supervision.............................................................Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll

Head Writer.....................................................................Bob Ross

Writing Staff...................................................................Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher, Artie Fisher, Bob Fisher, Paul Franklin, Harvey Helm, Shirley Illo, Dave Schwartz,  Hal Kanter, and Flournoy Miller. From 1946 forward, the writing staff was usually maintained at five members including Ross, Connelly, Mosher, and two secondary contributors, at any one time. Three complete scripts were produced each week, from which elements would be combined to assemble the final program.

Creative Producer.............................................................Freeman Gosden

Agency/Network Producer...................................................For Ruthrauff & Ryan: Glenn Middleton (1943-48),  For CBS: James Fonda (1948-55)

Selected Biographical Data:

Freeman Fisher Gosden:  Born Richmond VA 5/5/1899 -- Died Los Angeles CA 12/10/1982

Charles James Correll: Born Peoria IL 2/2/1890 -- Died Chicago IL 9/26/1972

William Gibiral Hay: Born Dumfries, Scotland 4/18/1887 -- Died Los Angeles CA 10/10/1978

Elinor Hirschfeld (Harriot) Nathan: Born Duluth MN 8/30/1910 -- Died Los Angeles CA 6/10/2000

Madaline Lee Basford : Born Dallas TX 10/28/1902 -- Died Los Angeles CA 1/10/1974

Ernestine Jones Wade: Born Jackson MS 8/7/1906 -- Died Los Angeles CA 4/15/1983

Barbara Jean Wong Lee: Born Los Angeles CA 4/3/1924 -- Died Los Angeles CA 11/13/1999

James Baskett: Born Indianapolis IN, 2/16/1904 -- Died Los Angeles CA 7/9/1948

Ernest Ralph Whitman: Born Fort Smith AR 2/21/1893 -- Died Los Angeles CA 8/5/54

Jester Joseph Hairston: Born Belews Creek NC 7/9/1901 -- Died Los Angeles CA 1/18/2000

Lou Lubin: Born Pennsylvania, 11/9/1895 -- Died Los Angeles CA 1/3/1973

Hattie McDaniel: Born Wichita KS 6/10/1895 - Died Los Angeles CA 10/2/1952

Ruby Jean Butler Dandridge: Born Wichita KS 3/3/1901 -- Died Los Angeles CA 10/17/1987

Eddie Green: Born Baltimore MD 8/16/1896 -- Died Los Angeles CA 9/19/1950

John Dodson Lee Jr.: Born Los Angeles CA 7/4/1898 -- Died Los Angeles CA 12/12/1965

Amanda E. Randolph: Born Louisville KY 9/22/1896 -- Died Los Angeles CA 8/24/1967

Lillian Randolph: Born Louisville KY 12/14/1898 -- Died Los Angeles CA 9/12/1980

Roy E. Glenn Sr.: Born Pittsburg KS 6/3/1914 -- Died Los Angeles CA 3/12/71

Horace Winfred (Nick O'Demus) Stewart: Born New York NY 3/15/1910 -- Died Los Angeles CA 12/18/2000

Broadcast History


1/12/26-12/18/27:..............586 episodes
3/19/28-2/19/43:...............4091 episodes
10/8/43-5/22/55:...............426 episodes
9/26/54-11/25/60:..............2129 episodes

Sam 'n' Henry

WGN, Chicago

1/12/26-12/18/27: Sam 'n' Henry.  6T, Thu-Tue, 10:00 - 10:10 pm.

After Correll and Gosden left WGN in December 1927, the station attempted to continue the series with other performers/writers. These performers were unsuccessful, and the series was terminated as of 2/16/28. The replacements have never been positively identified, but were probably Henry Moeller and Hal Gilles, two performers who had been colleagues of Correll and Gosden at the Joe Bren Producing Company.

Amos 'n' Andy
See "Amos 'n' Andy: The First Decade" for episode summaries

WMAQ, Chicago/recorded syndication.

3/19/28-8/18/29: Amos 'n' Andy.  Chicago Daily News Syndicate. Sustaining in Chicago, but show was sold to local sponsors in cities where the recorded programs were aired. 5T, Thu-Sat, Mon-Tue, 7:11-7:21pm thru 4/30/28,  6T Thu-Tu 10:00-10:10 pm thereafter. The syndication started with about 30 stations, but by the end of the syndicated series, it was being heard on approximately 75 stations.

NBC Blue

8/19/29-7/12/35: Amos 'n' Andy.  Pepsodent Company.  Lord & Thomas. 6T, Wed-Mon until 11/18/29, then Mon-Sat until 11/8/32, 5T Mon-Fri thereafter. 11:00-11:15 pm Eastern time until 11/18/29, 7:00-7:15 pm Eastern, 10:30-10:45/10:00-10:15 pm Central thru 6/28/34. Policy of two broadcasts, one for East and one for Central/West, begins 11/25/29 and continues for remainder of serial run. 6:45-7:00pm Eastern, 10:00-1015pm Central 7/1/34-7/12/34.Off air for Correll-Gosden vacation following show of 7/13/34, otherwise continuous broadcasting with no vacations. Series resumes 9/17/34,  7:00-7:15 pm Eastern, 10:00-10:15 pm Central.

NBC Red

7/15/35-12/31/37: Amos 'n' Andy.  Pepsodent Company. Lord & Thomas. 5T Mon-Fri 7:00-7:15 Eastern, 10:00-10:15 pm Central.

1/3/38-3/31/39: Amos 'n' Andy. Campbell Soup Company. Ward Wheelock Inc. 5T Mon-Fri 7:00-7:15 Eastern, 10:00-10:15 pm Central.

CBS

4/1/39-2/19/43: Amos 'n' Andy. Campbell Soup Company. Ward Wheelock Inc. 5T Mon- Fri 7:00-7:15 Eastern, 10:00 -10:15 pm Central.

The Amos 'n' Andy Show

Episode listings for the half-hour weekly sitcom series are assembled from a variety of sources, including circulating recordings, copyright registrations, and logs and documentation in the NBC Collection at the Library of Congress. Dates cited are double-checked against all available sources of information, but remain subject to correction. The symbol (LOC) denotes episodes which survive in recorded form at the Library of Congress. The © symbol denotes episodes for which CBS registered copyrights on previously-unregistered scripts in 1985. The TV notation indicates episodes which were rewritten for the "Amos 'n' Andy Show" CBS-TV series in 1951-53.

NBC

Volume 1: 10/8/43-6/16/44: Lever Bros. Company(Rinso). Ruthrauff & Ryan. Fri, 10:00 -10:30 pm Eastern.

1   10/8/1943   Andy's Uncle.  Guest: Charles Coburn (LOC)
2   10/15/1943  Piano Lessons. Guest Jose Iturbi (LOC) (Rewrite of A&A guest spot on "Command Performance" #69)
3   10/22/1943  Kingfish Sued For Libel.  Guest: Walter Huston (LOC)
4   10/29/1943  The Chair  Guest: Franklin Pangborn (LOC)
5   11/5/1943   Andy Buys a Trunk  Guest: Peter Lorre (LOC)
6   11/12/1943  Matrimonial Bureau.  Guest: Lionel Barrymore (LOC)
7   11/19/1943  Thanksgiving Show.  Guest: Spring Byington (LOC)
8   11/26/1943  Andy Tests His Friends.  Guest: Donald Meek (LOC)
9   12/3/1943   The Counterfieters. Guest: Chester Morris (LOC) TV
10  12/10/1943  The Bookends and the Baby Carriage. Guest: Ginger Rogers (LOC)
11  12/17/1943  The Marriage Counselor  Guest: Robert Benchley (LOC)
12  12/24/1943  Christmas Show. Guests: The Paul Taylor Chorus
13  12/31/1943  New Year's Show.  Guest: Edward G. Robinson (LOC)
14  1/7/1944    Kingfish In Uniform  Guest: Pat O'Brien (LOC)
15  1/14/1944   Andy Works in the Flower Shop  Guest: Adolph Menjou (LOC)
16  1/21/1944   Charles Boyer's Valet  Guest: Charles Boyer (LOC)
17  1/28/1944   The $1000 Bill  Guest: Ethel Waters (LOC)
18  2/4/1944    Missing Persons Bureau (LOC)
19  2/11/1944   Andy's WAC Pen Pal. (LOC)
20  2/18/1944   A Birthday Present for Ruby., (LOC)
21  2/25/1944   Andy the Songwriter. Guests: Kay Kyser,Harry Babbitt (LOC)
22  3/3/1944    Andy Searches for Madam Queen (LOC)
23  3/10/1944   Madam Queen is Found (LOC)
24  3/17/1944   Insurance Fraud I (LOC)
25  3/24/1944   Insurance Fraud II Guest: Victor Moore (LOC)
26  3/31/1944   Is Andy an Amnesia Victim? (LOC)
27  4/7/1944    The Get-Acquainted Club. (LOC)
28  4/14/1944   Andy Framed for Theft. (LOC)
29  4/21/1944   The Secretary (LOC)
30  4/28/1944   A Visit From Leroy (LOC)
31  5/5/1944    The Broken Clock (LOC) TV
32  5/12/1944   The Masquerade Party(LOC)
33  5/19/1944   The Beauty Contest  Guest: Cecil B. DeMille (LOC)
34  5/26/1944   Andy in Hiding.  (LOC)
35  6/2/1944    Spotting a Nazi Spy. Guest: Paul Lukas (LOC)
36  6/9/1944    Kingfish's Laundry (LOC)
37  6/16/1944   The Used Car  (LOC)

Volume 2: 9/22/44-6/1/45: Lever Bros. Company(Rinso). Ruthrauff & Ryan. Fri, 10:00-10:30 pm Eastern.

1   9/22/1944   The Singing Contest. Guest: John Charles Thomas
2   9/29/1944   The House Detective. Guest: Sidney Greenstreet
3   10/6/1944   Andy the Actor  Guest: Gregory Ratoff
4   10/13/1944  The Icthyologist. Guest: Phil Baker (LOC, also 2 rehearsals from 10/10-13)
5   10/20/1944  A Case of Mistaken Identity. Guest: Raymond Massey
6   10/27/1944  Madam Queen's Marriage
7   11/3/1944    The Nieces
8   11/10/1944  The Employment Agency  Guests: Jack Benny and Rochester
9   11/17/1944  The Wealthy Girl and her Mother
10  11/24/1944  Flukey's Spot Remover  Guest: Hugh Herbert
11  12/1/1944   Ink Flow Fountain Pens
12  12/8/1944   Investing in Brazilian Brass. Guest: Frank Morgan
13  12/15/1944  Andy's Fake Suicide
14  12/22/1944  Christmas Show
15  12/29/1944  New Year's Party
16  1/5/1945    Andy's Girlfriend a Thief? Guest: Victor Moore (Repeat of 8/24/42 "Victory Theatre")
17  1/12/1945   George Washington's Desk
18  1/19/1945   Andy Gets Adopted
19  1/26/1945   Andy the Sob Sister
20  2/2/1945    Another Breach of Promise Suit
21  2/9/1945    The Fake Soldier
22  2/16/1945   Kingfish gets a Mean Valentine
23  2/23/1945   Floyd Wilson's Mustache
24  3/2/1945    Income Tax Woes, Pt. 1
25  3/9/1945    Income Tax Woes, Pt. 2
26  3/16/1945   Kingfish's Lecture Bureau
27  3/23/1945   The Prentice Clothing Company
28  3/30/1945   The Easter Hat
29  4/6/1945    Andy Moves In With the Kingfish
    4/13/1945   No Program Broadcast -- Preempted for FDR Death Coverage
30  4/20/1945   The Body in the Trunk
31  4/27/1945   Let Me Call You Sweetheart
32  5/4/1945    Beautiful Baby Contest  Guest: Hattie McDaniel
33  5/11/1945   Double Indemnity
34  5/18/1945   A Case of German Boullion
35  5/25/1945   Andy the Sailor Man
36  6/1/1945    Andy Engaged to Hattie McDaniel?

Volume 3: 10/2/45-5/28/46: Lever Bros. Company(Rinso).  Ruthrauff & Ryan. Tue, 9:00-9:30 pm Eastern.

1   10/2/1945   Banking Troubles
2   10/9/1945   A Visit from the Mother-in-Law
3   10/16/1945  The Body Beautiful
4   10/23/1945  The Dream
5   10/30/1945  The Lost Son
6   11/6/1945   The Accident
7   11/13/1945  The Happy Snappies
8   11/20/1945  Thanksgiving
9   11/27/1945  Picture In The Paper
10  12/4/1945   The Baby.
11  12/11/1945 Going On A Diet
12  12/18/1945  The Psychoanalyst
13  12/25/1945  Christmas Show
14  1/1/1946  Best Show of 1945 -- The Baby  (repeat of 12/4/45)
15  1/8/1946  The Interior Decorator
16  1/15/1946 Princess Cosmetics
17  1/22/1946  A Case of Bigamy, Part I
18  1/29/1946  A Case of Bigamy, Part II
19  2/5/1946  The Canine Trust Fund
20  2/12/1946  New Shoes
21  2/19/1946  Andy's Diary
22  2/26/1946  The Toastmaster
23  3/5/1946    Burial Insurance
24  3/12/1946   Birthday Gift for Sapphire
25  3/19/1946   A Case of Nerves (LOC)
26  3/26/1946  The Baldness Cure
27  4/2/1946   Kingfish the Model Husband
28  4/9/1946    Andy the Best Dressed Man
29  4/16/1946 The Travel Bureau
30  4/23/1946  Looking Back
31  4/30/1946  New Glasses
32  5/7/1946    Heliotrope's Fur Coat
33  5/14/1946   Finding a room for Leroy
34  5/21/1946   Andy's girlfriend and the dentist
35  5/28/1946   Andy and the Kingfish babysit

Volume 4: 10/1/46-5/27/47: Lever Bros. Company(Rinso). Ruthrauff & Ryan. Tue, 9:00-9:30 pm Eastern.

1   10/1/1946   The Lot on Rocky Hills (LOC)
2   10/8/1946   The Kingfish remembers how he and Sapphire eloped
3   10/15/1946  Sapphire a Wanted Criminal? (LOC)
4   10/22/1946  The Stevenses are evicted. (LOC)
5   10/29/1946  The G. I. (LOC, poor)
6   11/5/1946   The Mystery Novel (LOC)
7   11/12/1946  The Retroactive Insurance Policy (LOC)
8   11/19/1946  The Court of Marital Relations (LOC)
9   11/26/1946  Thanksgiving (LOC)
10  12/3/1946   People Are Humorous (LOC)
11  12/10/1946  The Stolen Car (LOC)
12  12/17/1946  The Cigar Store  Guest: Al Jolson (LOC)
13  12/24/1946  Christmas Show (LOC)
14  12/31/1946  Best Show of 1946: Burial Insurance (repeat of 3/5/46)
15  1/7/1947    Homesteading In Alaska (LOC)
16  1/14/1947   The Happily-Married Couple Contest (LOC)
17  1/21/1947   Marrying Off Sapphire's Sister (LOC)
18  1/28/1947   Andy Engaged Again? (LOC)
19  2/4/1947    Amos is Missing (LOC)
20  2/11/1947   Floyd's of Florida (LOC)
21  2/18/1947   A Generous Boy Friend (LOC)
22  2/25/1947   Kingfish Gets A Summons (LOC)
23  3/4/1947    The Pearl Necklace (LOC)
24  3/11/1947   Adopting a Baby (false date: 9/16/47) (LOC)
25  3/18/1947   Kingfish Sells Insurance (false date: 9/2/47)
26  3/25/1947   Andy's Trailer (LOC, poor)
27  4/1/1947    The Parking Lot(LOC)
28  4/8/1947    Finding a Roomer (LOC)
29  4/15/1947   The New Evening Gown (LOC)
30  4/22/1947   Business In Brazil (LOC)
31  4/29/1947   A Trip to Canada (LOC)
32  5/6/1947     Kingfish Sued for Libel (Repeat of 10/22/43) (LOC)
33  5/13/1947   Leroy's Lock Invention (LOC)
34  5/20/1947   The Alligator Bag (LOC)
35  5/27/1947   Kingfish's Rest Home (LOC)

Volume 5: 9/30/47 - 5/25/48:  Lever Bros. Company(Rinso). Ruthrauff & Ryan. 30 mins. Tue, 9:00-9:30 pm Eastern.

1   9/30/1947   The Piggy Bank Robbery
2   10/7/1947   Suing the Landlord (LOC)
3   10/14/1947  A Visit to Restful Pines (LOC)
4   10/21/1947 The Marriage License
5   10/28/1947  Kingfish Adopts Andy
6   11/4/1947   The Race Horse (LOC)
7   11/11/1947  Getting Rid of Leroy (LOC)
8   11/18/1947  School For Banking (LOC)
9   11/25/1947  The Beauty Treatment (LOC)
10  12/2/1947   Arabia (LOC)
11  12/9/1947   The Kingfish's Christmas Club (LOC)
12  12/16/1947  Andy Dating Brenda Carter (LOC)
13  12/23/1947  Christmas Show (LOC)
14  12/30/1947  Best Show of 1947: Adopting a Baby (Repeat of 3/11/47) (LOC)
15  1/6/1948    The French Car (LOC)
16  1/13/1948   Amos Plays Matchmaker (LOC)
17  1/20/1948   Andy's Inheritance (LOC)
18  1/27/1948   The Kingfish's Phony Insurance Claim (LOC)
19  2/3/1948    The Diamond Bracelet (LOC)
20  2/10/1948   The Anonymous Valentine (LOC)
21  2/17/1948   Sapphire's Rich Uncle Hubert (LOC)
22  2/24/1948   Getting Rid of Mama (LOC)
23  3/2/1948    Is Sapphire Cheating? (LOC)
24  3/9/1948    Leroy's Suits (LOC)
25  3/16/1948   Kingfish the Impresario (LOC)
26  3/23/1948   Andy's Rich Girlfriend (LOC)
27  3/30/1948   Half Interest in Kingfish's Car (LOC)
28  4/6/1948    The Vacant Apartment (LOC)
29  4/13/1948   Sapphire Threatens to Leave (LOC)
30  4/20/1948   Sapphire's Uncle (LOC)
31  4/27/1948   Andy and the Wealthy Widow (LOC)
32  5/4/1948    Andy Rescues a Millionaire (LOC)
33  5/11/1948   Kingfish Sells Andy a Yacht (LOC)
34  5/18/1948   The Mountain Hill Hotel (LOC)
35  5/25/1948   Vacation in California (LOC)

CBS

Volume 6: 10/10/48-5/8/49: Lever Bros. Company(Rinso). Sun, 7:30- 8:00 pm Eastern.

1   10/10/1948  Kingfish the Marriage Broker ("Fat Widow Show" ©)
2   10/17/1948  The House Without A Lot ("House Moving Show" ©) (TV)
3   10/24/1948  Sapphire's Fur Coat ("Stolen Fur Show" ©)
4   10/31/1948  The Secret Melody ("Secret Melody Show" ©)
5   11/7/1948   The World Wide Correspondence School
6   11/14/1948  New York Sightseeing Agency
7   11/21/1948  Cross Wires Stock
8   11/28/1948  Georgia Bank Reorganization
9   12/5/1948   Renting a Car
10  12/12/1948  Christmas Candlestick show ©
11  12/19/1948  Christmas Show
12  12/26/1948  The Mysterious New Year's Card ("New Year's Show" ©) (Revised repeat of 2/10/48)
13  1/2/1949   The Superfine Brush Company (TV)
14  1/9/1949    Kingfish's Nagging Conscience
15  1/16/1949   The Rare Nickel ("Rare Coin Show" ©) (TV)
16  1/23/1949   The Baggage Checkers
17  1/30/1949   The Antique Piano
18  2/6/1949    Accident victim sues the lodge
19  2/13/1949   Widow Parker inherits $10,000
20  2/20/1949   Amosandra is Born
21  2/27/1949  The Secret Boyfriend
22  3/6/1949    The Jewelry Store Robbery ("Photography Show" ©)
23  3/13/1949   Andy Romances Dorothy Richards
24  3/20/1949   $100 Oil Stock
25  3/27/1949   Kingfish's Pistol
26  4/3/1949    The Deputy Dirt Commissioner
27  4/10/1949   Kingfish is Evicted
28  4/17/1949  The Kingfish's Baby
29  4/24/1949   Andy Inherits $2000
30  5/1/1949    The Stevenses Take In A Boarder
31  5/8/1949    Kingfish's Nightmare
32  5/15/1949  The Old Girl Friend
33  5/22/1949  The Return of Helen Wilson
34  5/29/1949  The Coward

Volume 7: 10/9/49-5/21/50: Lever Bros. Company(Rinso).. Sun, 7:30 -8:00 pm Eastern.

1   10/2/1949 Social Security
2   10/9/1949   The Kingfish's Secretary  (TV)
3   10/16/1949 Andy Jilted by Charmaine LaRue
4   10/23/1949  Kingfish's Car Is Stolen
5   10/30/1949  Kingfish Poses As Andy
6   11/6/1949   The Friendly Loan Company  Guests: Jack Benny and Rochester
7   11/13/1949 Thanksgiving Show
8   11/20/1949  Sapphire's Birthday
9   11/27/1949  Kingfish's TV Set ("Television Show" ©)
10  12/4/1949   A Letter By Mistake (TV)
11  12/11/1949  Proxy Marriage ("Proxie Marriage Show" ©)
12  12/18/1949  Andy Married ©
13  12/25/1949  Christmas Show
14  1/1/1950    Andy Married No. 2 show ©
15  1/8/1950    Andy Married No. 3 show ©
16  1/15/1950   Brown vs. Brown
17  1/22/1950   Andy's Verdict ©
18  1/29/1950   The Stolen Suits
19  2/5/1950    Is Sapphire Expecting? (TV)
20  2/12/1950   Kingfish's Business Partner ©
21  2/19/1950  Kingfish Wins a House
22  2/26/1950  Sapphire Goes to Florida
23  3/5/1950   Leroy's Lottery Ticket
24  3/12/1950  Kingfish the Detective
25  3/19/1950   Andy Romances Eloise Walker
26  3/26/1950   The Happy Stevenses (TV)
27  4/2/1950    Andy Goes To Charm School
28  4/9/1950    Sapphire's Easter Outfit
29  4/16/1950   The Census Taker
30  4/23/1950   Lodge Convention in Chicago
31  4/30/1950   Andy Inherits $25,000
32  5/7/1950    Battle Over Andy's Inheritance
33  5/14/1950   Andy and the IRS
34  5/21/1950   Summer at Pinecrest Lodge

Volume 8-A: 9/24/50-12/31/50:Lever Bros. Company(Rinso) Sun, 7:30- 8:00 pm Eastern.

1   10/1/1950   Kingfish Is Drafted ("The Draft Board" ©)(TV)
2   10/8/1950   Kingfish In The Service ("Kingfish Enlistment" ©) (TV)
3   10/15/1950 The Vacation Girl Friend
4   10/22/1950 A Friend From Back Home
5   10/29/1950 Kingfish Finds a Wallet
6   11/5/1950   The Counterfieters (repeat of 12/3/43) (TV)
7   11/12/1950 The Television Boyfriend
8   11/19/1950 Thanksgiving
9   11/26/1950 Andy's Actress Girlfriend
10  12/3/1950  A Visit from Sapphire's Cousin
11  12/10/1950  Sapphire's Fur Coat (TV)
12  12/17/1950  Sapphire Leaves the Kingfish
13  12/24/1950  Christmas show ©
14  12/31/1950  Sapphire in Miami (TV)

Volume 8-B: 1/7/51-6/10/51: Amos 'n' Andy Show.  Rexall Drug Company. Sun, 7:30-8:00 pm Eastern.

15  1/7/1951    Kingfish's Baby ©
16  1/14/1951   Sapphire Returns ("Kingfish does a Good Turn" ©)
17  1/21/1951   Mama and Hubert Smithers I (TV)
18  1/28/1951  Mama and Hubert Smithers II (TV)
19  2/4/1951    The New Parking Lot
20  2/11/1951  Making Restitution
21  2/18/1951   The Best In Town
22  2/25/1951   Andy Meets Girl's Mother © (TV) (Revised repeat of 11/17/44)
23  3/4/1951    Sapphire on Television ©
24  3/11/1951  Car Trouble
25  3/18/1951   Uncle Sylvester's Wedding
26  3/25/1951   Easter Dresses
27  4/1/1951  Espionage!
28  4/8/1951    Faith In Those We Love
29  4/15/1951   Import-Export Garage
30  4/22/1951   Mama Stays Behind
31  4/29/1951   Cousin Sidney Moves In
32  5/6/1951    The Lodge Picnic
33  5/13/1951   Ramona Thompson Looking for Andy
34  5/20/1951   The Nightclub Spotter
35  5/27/1951   The Jewelry Store Robbery  (TV)
36  6/3/1951  The Green Eyed Monster
37  6/10/1951   Florence Baxter Visits The Kingfish

Volume 9: 10/7/51-5/28/52:  Rexall Drug Company. Sun, 7:30-8:00 pm Eastern.

1   9/30/1951   $3000 Diamond Ring
2   10/7/1951   The Aptitude Test
3   10/14/1951  A Job in Brazil ("Good Friends" ©)(Repeat of 4/22/47)
4   10/21/1951  The DiPiesters' Party
5   10/28/1951  Andy and the Bus Driver
6   11/4/1951   Chester Benson, the New Boarder ("Out of the Frying Pan" ©)
7   11/11/1951  Sapphire Wants Romance
8   11/18/1951 Kingfish Buys a Turkey
9   11/25/1951  The Sister's Inheritance
10  12/2/1951   Good Neighbors ©
11  12/9/1951   Andy's Wedding Plans
12  12/16/1951  Breaking Up Andy's Wedding
13  12/23/1951  Christmas show
14  12/30/1951  The House Wreckers
15  1/6/1952    Kingfish's Resolutions ©
16  1/13/1952  The Memory Box ©
17  1/20/1952  Jezebel
18  1/27/1952  A Woman's Perogative
19  2/3/1952    The Piggy Bank
20  2/10/1952  The Trailer Trip
21  2/17/1952   Momma's Big Romance ©
22  2/24/1952  Trouble with the Government
23  3/2/1952  Pennies from Heaven
24  3/9/1952  The Green Orchid Mystery
25  3/16/1952   Where There's a Will There's a Way ©
26  3/23/1952  Andy's Mama?
27  3/30/1952   Kingfish Works The Racket ©
28  4/6/1952  Andy's TV Sweetheart
29  4/13/1952  The Easter Ball
30  4/20/1952 Andy Sublets from the Kingfish
31  4/27/1952 The Reappearing Car
32  5/4/1952    A Day at the Races ©
33  5/11/1952 May and December
34  5/18/1952  The Office Wife
35  5/25/1952  Vacation Days

Volume 10: 9/28/52-5/24/53: Rexall Drug Company. Sun, 7:30-8:00 pm Eastern.

1   9/28/1952  The Masquerade Ball
2   10/5/1952  Revolving Money
3   10/12/1952  The Long Lost Husband
4   10/19/1952  The Office Cleaners
5   10/26/1952  Getting the Best of Brother-in-Law©
6   11/2/1952   A Visit From Aunt Harriet
7   11/9/1952   Andy Romances Drusilla Montgomery
8   11/16/1952  The 10,000th Broadcast ©
9   11/23/1952  Kingfish's Freezer
10  11/30/1952  Uncle Theodore's Present
11  12/7/1952   A Present For Sapphire ©
12  12/14/1952  Merry Christmas ©
13  12/21/1952  Christmas Show
14  12/28/1952  Sapphire Wants a Mink Stole
15  1/4/1953  Getting to the Wedding
16  1/11/1953 Momma's New Car
17  1/18/1953  Dinner With Diggy
18  1/25/1953  The Bridesmaid
19  2/1/1953    Mama Engaged to Percival Jackson
20  2/8/1953    The Drowning Millionaire
21  2/15/1953   The Comic Valentine ©
22  2/22/1953   The Big Double Cross
23  3/1/1953  Sapphire's Revenge
24  3/8/1953    Lodge Convention in LA
25  3/15/1953   Andy the Bodyguard ©
26  3/22/1953   Is Sapphire Expecting? (Revised repeat of 2/5/50)
27  3/29/1953   Andy the Coward (Repeat of 5/29/49)
28  4/5/1953  Kingfish and the Burlesque Queen
29  4/12/1953   Andy and the Model ©
30  4/19/1953   Kingfish the Detective (Repeat of 3/12/50)
31  4/26/1953   The Lodge Boat Outing
32  5/3/1953    Kingfish plays the market
33  5/10/1953   The Cabin in Connecticut
34  5/17/1953   The Proxy Marriage
35  5/24/1953   Kingfish's old love letters

Volume 11: 9/27/53-5/30/54: Rexall Drug Company. Sun, 7:30-8:00 pm Eastern.

1   9/27/1953   Kingfish's Bad Check
2   10/4/1953   The Coatroom Concession
3   10/11/1953  The Pancake Mix Contest
4   10/18/1953
5   10/25/1953  Keeping Matilda in the Family ©
6   11/1/1953   The Cat Burglar
7   11/8/1953   Sapphire's old boyfriend is in town
8   11/15/1953  Leroy's Car to LA
9   11/22/1953  Touring Manhattan ©
10  11/29/1953  Compound Interest ©
11  12/6/1953   Cleaning Typewriters
12  12/13/1953  Uncle Gregory Needs a Doctor
13  12/20/1953  Christmas Show
14  12/27/1953  The Lucky Buck Contest
15  1/3/1954    Andy's New Years' Date
16  1/10/1954   25th Wedding Anniversary
17  1/17/1954   Kingfish's Trust Fund©
18  1/24/1954   Marrying Consuela
19  1/31/1954   The Very Nervous Sanitarium
21  2/14/1954   The Life Story of Amos 'n' Andy ("Life Story" ©)
22  2/21/1954   Television Couple © (Repeat of 3/26/50)
23  2/28/1954
24  3/7/1954
25  3/14/1954
26  3/21/1954
27  3/28/1954   Recaptured Romance ©
28  4/4/1954    Television Job ©
29  4/11/1954   Vacation at Lake Chippewa
30  4/18/1954
31  4/25/1954
32  5/2/1954
33  5/9/1954
34  5/16/1954
35  5/23/1954   Out Of The Past ©

Volume 12: 9/26/54-5/22/55: CBS-Columbia Electronics. Sun, 7:30-8:00 pm Eastern.

1   9/26/1954   A Trip to Flordia (Repeat of 2/26/50)
2   10/3/1954
3   10/10/1954  Momma's Night Out ©
4   10/17/1954
5   10/24/1954
6   10/31/1954
7   11/7/1954
8   11/14/1954  Million Dollar Mama ©
9   11/21/1954
10  11/28/1954
11  12/5/1954
12  12/12/1954  The Office Wife © (Repeat of 5/18/52)
13  12/19/1954  Christmas Show
14  12/26/1954  New Year's Eve Ball ©
15  1/2/1955    Getting the Best of Brother-in-Law © (Repeat of 10/26/52)
16  1/9/1955
17  1/16/1955
18  1/23/1955
19  1/30/1955
20  2/6/1955
21  2/13/1955
22  2/20/1955   Romeo and Juliet
23  2/27/1955
24  3/6/1955
25  3/13/1955  Wrong Pickup
26  3/20/1955
27  3/27/1955   Dismal Dell Cabin © (Repeat of 5/10/53)
28  4/3/1955
29  4/10/1955
30  4/17/1955
31  4/24/1955
32  5/1/1955
33  5/8/1955    The Waiter and the Chambermaid ©
34  5/15/1955
35  5/22/1955

The Amos 'n' Andy Music Hall

9/13/54-11/25/60: Multiple sponsorship. 5T, Mon-Fri 9:30-9:55 pm Eastern until 1956, then 7:05-7:30 pm.

Guest Appearances by Correll and Gosden

5/15/26: Kentucky Derby Broadcast. WGN. Correll and Gosden as Sam 'n' Henry add commentary to WGN's coverage of the race.

5/30/26: Indianapolis 500 Broadcast. WGN. Correll and Gosden as Sam 'n' Henry add commentary to WGN's coverage of the race.

9/23/26: Dempsey-Tunney Fight Broadcast. WGN. From Philadelphia, Correll and Gosden as Sam 'n' Henry add commentary to WGN's coverage.

5/14/27: Kentucky Derby Broadcast. WGN. Correll and Gosden as Sam 'n' Henry add commentary to WGN's coverage of the race.

5/30/27: Indianapolis 500 Broadcast. WGN. Correll and Gosden as Sam 'n' Henry add commentary to WGN's coverage of the race.

9/21/27: Radio Industries Banquet. NBC Red, NBC Blue, CBS. 7:00pm-1:00am. Correll and Gosden as Sam 'n' Henry, in their first network broadcast.

10/24/30: RKO Theatre Of The Air. NBC Red. RKO-Radio Pictures. 10:30pm-11:00pm. A celebration of the opening of "Check and Double Check," also featuring Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra.

4/13/32: WMAQ Tenth Anniversary Program. NBC Blue. 11:30pm--12:00am.

9/29/35: The Magic Key of RCA. NBC Blue. Radio Corporation of America. Sun, 2:00-3:00pm.

11/2/35: Will Rogers Memorial Commission Program. NBC Red. Will Rogers Memorial Commission. 10:30-11:30pm.

9/7/37: Hollywood Mardi Gras. NBC Red. Packard Motor Car Company. 9:30-10:30pm.

12/21/37: Premiere of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." NBC Blue. Sustaining. 11:45pm-12:15am.

1/7/38: Hollywood Hotel. CBS. Campbell Soup Company. 9:00-10:00pm

3/13/38: Hollywood Hotel. CBS. Campbell Soup Company. 9:00-10:00pm

2/24/39: Campbell Playhouse. CBS. Campbell Soup Company. An adaptation of "State Fair," directed by Orson Welles. Sun, 8:00-9:00pm.

11/11/39: 23rd Annual Red Cross Program.  NBC Red. American Red Cross. 10:30-11:30pm.

3/30/41 (Recording date): Tenth Anniversary Salute to Movie-Radio Guide. NBC Syndication. Movie-Radio Guide Magazine. 15 minutes.

5/7/41: Texaco Star Theatre with Fred Allen. CBS. The Texas Company.  9:00-10:00pm.

??/??/42: Treasury Star Parade. Program 71. U. S. Treasury Syndication.  Amos, Andy and Arbadella discuss the importantce of Defense Stamps.

8/24/42: Victory Theatre. CBS. U. S. Treasury. First half-hour complete-in-one-episode Amos 'n' Andy story. 9:00-9:30pm.

6/5/43 (Recording Date): Command Performance. Program 69. Armed Forces Radio Service. "Andy Teaches Piano To Jose Iturbi."

12/25/43: NBC Christmas Reunion. NBC. Sustaining. 2:00-5:00pm. Performance of "Lord's Prayer" sequence.

3/12/45: Jack Benny Program. NBC. General Foods (Grape-Nuts Flakes). Sun, 7:00-7:30pm.

11/18/47: Bob Hope Show. NBC. Lever Brothers Company (Pepsodent). Tue, 10:00-10:30pm.

1/2/49: Jack Benny Program. CBS. American Tobacco Company (Lucky Strike). Sun, 7:00-7:30pm.

12/3/50: Jack Benny Program. CBS. American Tobacco Company (Lucky Strike). Sun, 7:00-7:30pm.

3/8/54 (Recording Date): The Army Hour. Armed Forces Radio Service. 1/2 hour.
 

Television Appearances by Correll and Gosden:

2/27/39: Experimental Broadcast from the New York World's Fair Grounds. W2XBS, New York. Correll and Gosden appeared in this special telecast as they toured the grounds with Fair President Grover Whalen in preparation for their upcoming special radio broadcast (also aired 2/27/39). While the performers posed for the camera in the Fresh Air Taxicab, they did not perform in costume or makeup -- appearing instead in street clothes. This is the only known live television appearance by Correll and Gosden, and no recording is known to exist other than a single off-screen still photo.

June 1951: Closed Circuit introduction of "Amos 'n' Andy Show" television cast. Correll and Gosden appear as themselves in a kinescoped prologue to the pilot episode of the television series, introducing the cast members to a live audience prior to the initial showing of the episode. This appearance was not broadcast, but was used as part of the presentation film used to introduce the series to affiliates and potential sponsors. Gosden, using his Amos voice,provided narration opening the original network airings of the TV series, but most of these narrations are deleted from the available syndication prints. In the original airings, Gosden's voice narrated up to the first commercial break, after which Alvin Childress, the TV Amos, took over the narrator's role.

6/15/52: Ford Motor Company 50th Anniversary Program. CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Ford Motor Company. An all-star two-hour variety spectacular dramatizing the progress of America since 1902. Correll and Gosden appear in a brief segment saluting the development of radio in the 1920s, introduced by Lowell Thomas.

12/25/52: "The Amos 'n' Andy Christmas Show." CBS-TV. Blatz Brewing Company Division of Schenley Distillers (Blatz Beer). Correll and Gosden appear as themselves in a filmed introduction to the TV adaptation of their annual Christmas episode.

10/3/61-11/7/61; 127/62-9/22/62: "Calvin and the Colonel." ABC-TV. Lever Bros. Company (Pepsodent, Dove) (Partial Sponsorship) Tue, 8:30-9:00pm thru 11/7/61, Sat. 7:30-8:00 beginning 1/27/62. Correll and Gosden provided voices only for this animated series, a thinly-veiled reworking of "The Amos 'n' Andy Show's" format. Gosden used his Kingfish voice as Colonel Montogmery J. Klaxon, a clever and manipulative fox, and Correll used his Andy voice as Calvin Burnside, a dimwitted bear. Produced by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher for Kayro Productions. Animation by Creston Studios, Inc. Other Voices: Virginia Gregg, Beatrice Kay, Paul Frees.

1    10/3/61    D-101  "The Television Job"
2    10/10/61  D-106  "The Polka Dot Bandit"
3    10/17/61  D-105  "The Thanksgiving Dinner"
4    10/24/61  D-107  "The Costume Ball"
5    10/31/61  D-102  "Sycamore Lodge"
6    11/7/62    D-104  "Money in the Closet"

(Program on hiatus until 1/27/62)

7    1/27/62    D-113  "Calvin Gets Psychoanalyzed"
8    2/3/62      D-108  "Wheeling and Dealing"
9    2/10/62    D-121  "The Wrecking Crew"
10  2/17/62    D-109  "The Colonel's Old Flame"
11  2/24/62    D-114  "Sister Sue and the Police Captain"
12  3/3/62      D-115  "Jim Dandy Cleaners"
13  3/10/62    D-110  "Jealousy"
14  3/17/62    D-112  "Cloak Room"
15  3/24/62    D-111  "Sister Sue's Sweetheart"
16  3/31/62    D-116  "The Winning Number"
17  4/7/62      D-118  "Calvin's Glamour Girl"
18  4/14/62    D-117  "Colonel Outfoxes Himself"
19  4/21/62    D-119  "Nephew Newton's Fortune"
20  4/28/62    D-122  "Calvin's Tax Problem"
21  5/5/62      D-124  "Women's Club Picnic"
22  5/12/62    D-120  "Magazine Romances"
23  5/19/62    D-125  "Ring Reward"
24  5/26/62    D-126  "The Car Thief"
25  6/2/62      D-123  "Colonel Traps a Thief"
26  6/9/62      D-103  "Back to Nashville"

(Summer Repeats begin)

1R 6/16/62    Repeat of D-106
2R 6/23/62    Repeat of D-113
      6/30/62    *No Broadcast*
3R 7/7/62      Repeat of D-121
4R 7/14/62    Repeat of D-119
5R 7/21/62    Repeat of D-114
6R 7/28/62    Repeat of D-115
7R 8/4/62      Repeat of D-116
8R 8/11/62    Repeat of D-118
9R 8/18/62    Repeat of D-117
       8/25/62   *No Broadcast*
10R 9/1/62    Repeat of D-124
11R 9/8/62    Repeat of D-125
12R 9/15/62  Repeat of D-123
13R 9/22/62  Repeat of D-108

Motion Picture Appearances by Correll and Gosden:

Feature Films:

1930:

Check and Double Check. A Radio Picture.  Released 10/25/30 by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. Produced by William LeBaron. Directed by Melville Brown. Story, Screenplay , and Original Music by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Adaptation and Continuity by J. Walter Ruben. Photographed by William Marshall. Edited by Claude Berkeley. Sound Recording by George D. Ellis. Costumes and Settings by Max Ree. 8 reels, 77 minutes.

Amos and Andy contract with the Kingfish to transport Duke Ellington and his Orchestra to the Blair estate, where they meet Richard Williams, son of their former employer, who is in love with Jean Blair. However, Richard is unable to find the deed to the family property, without which he cannot marry Jean. Believing it to be in the deserted family house, he tries to find it even as Ralph Crawford, a rival suitor, is also searching for the paper. Meanwhile, Amos and Andy , as part of an annual lodge ritual, are required to spend the night in the abandoned Williams house  searching for a paper left there as part of the previous year's ritual. They find the assigned paper, marked "Check and Double Check," as well as the missing deed. By mistake they give the lodge paper to Crawford, who thinks it is the deed; and all ends well as Richard regains title to the property and marries Jean. Amos and Andy are sent of piece of their wedding cake, which Andy proceeds to drop in the street while taking it to show to Madam Queen.

Cast

Amos Jones...........Freeman F. Gosden
Andrew H. Brown...Charles J. Correll
Jean Blair..............Sue Carol
Mrs. Blair.............Irene Rich
Ralph Crawford......Ralf Harolde
Richard Williams.....Charles S. Morton
John Blair.............Edward Martindel
Elinor Crawford......Rita LaRoy
The Kingfish..........Russ Powell
Brother Arthur........Rosco Ates
Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra

The Ellington orchestra performs "East St. Louis Toodle-oo," "Mystery Song," "Old Man Blues," "When I'm Blue," "Ring Dem Bells," and "Three Little Words." The vocal chorus of the latter selection is synchronized by Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys -- Al Rinker, Harry Barris, and Bing Crosby -- although they do not appear on screen.

1935:

The Big Broadcast of 1936. A Paramount Picture. Released 9/13/35 by Paramount Productions Inc. Produced by Benjamin Glazer. Directed by Norman Taurog. Written by Walter DeLeon, Julius J. Epstien, Francis Martin, and Ralph Spence. Photographed by Leo Tover. Edited by Ellsworth Hoagland. 10 reels, 97 minutes.

Gosden and Correll appear as Amos 'n' Andy in a brief interpolated scene set in their grocery store. Amos polishes fruit with a buffing wheel attatched to an electric coffee mill, while Andy serves a customer who wants half a pound of lard. The scene is frequently deleted from television prints of the film.

Animated Short Subjects:

1934:

The Wrasslin' Match. A Van Beuren Production. Released 1/5/34 by RKO Radio Pictures Inc. Produced by Amadee Van Beuren. Directed by George (Vernon) Stallings. Voices by Freeman F. Gosden and Charles J. Correll. Musical Score by Gene Rodemich. 1 reel, 7 minutes.

Andy competes in a wrestling match. Based loosely on the "Bullneck Mooseface" radio storyline from February-March 1932.
 

The Lion Tamer. A Van Beuren Production. Released 2/2/34 by RKO Radio Pictures Inc. Produced by Amadee Van Beuren. Directed by George (Vernon) Stallings. Voices by Freeman F. Gosden and Charles J. Correll. Musical Score by Gene Rodemich. 1 reel, 7 minutes.

Andy agrees to perform with a circus lion, after being told that the animal is really Brother Crawford and Lightning in a lion suit -- only to discover that a genuine animal has been substituted.

Live Action Short Subjects:

1932:

Paramount Sound News. Issue PSN-98. A Paramount Picture. Released 7/6/32 by Paramount-Publix Corporation. 1 reel, 10 mins.

"Gov. Roosevelt Rouses Democrats To Fighting Pitch." Scenes from the Democratic National Convention in Chicago include Correll and Gosden "whooping it up" from the platform as Franklin D. Roosevelt is nominated as the party's Presidential candidate.

1933:

Paramount Sound News. Issue PSN-94. A Paramount Picture. Released 6/21/33 by Paramount Productions, Inc. 1 reel, 10 mins.

"Meet Amos 'n' Andy." Correll and Gosden appear as themselves to dedicate the "Sky Ride," amusement centerpiece of the Chicago Century of Progress Exhibition. The twin towers of the ride have been named "Amos" and "Andy" in their honor. The bottle used in the christening ceremony fails to shatter on cue.

1937:

The March of Time: Vol. 4. No. 5. A March of Time Inc. Production. Released 12/23/37 by RKO Radio Pictures Inc. Narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis. 2 reels, 20 minutes.

Correll and Gosden appear as themselves in a report on "The Laugh Industry," showing how they put together their nightly broadcasts. Bound volumes of their scripts are displayed, and Correll and Gosden rehearse their voice characterizations before the microphone.

1945:

Unusual Occupations. A Paramount Picture. Released ??/??/45 by Paramount Pictures Inc. Produced by Jerry Fairbanks. Narrated by Ken Carpenter. Photographed in Cinecolor. 1 reel, 10 mins.

Correll and Gosden appear as themselves to show how they assemble their weekly broadcasts.


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