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Bill Goodwin

Highest Rated:   83% Spellbound (1945)
Lowest Rated:   20% The Opposite Sex (1956)
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It is misleading to label film-actor Bill Goodwin as a "former radio announcer," since he never truly left announcing. Signed on the basis of his radio credentials to a Paramount movie contract in 1942, Goodwin seldom rose above "hero's best friend" roles, though he was allowed to play the nominal hero in the Universal scarefest House of Horrors (1946). The biggest movie success with which Goodwin was associated was The Jolson Story (1946), in which he played Al Jolson's (fictional) agent Tom Baron; he repeated the characterization in the 1949 sequel, Jolson Sings Again. Even while pursuing his film career, Goodwin remained a familiar radio presence. For many years, he was the announcer on The Burns and Allen Show, his fictional persona being that of a skirt-chasing bachelor. He remained with Burns and Allen during their first season on television, leaving the series in 1951 to host his own local New York TV program. Later, Goodwin emceed the 1955 summer-replacement quiz show Penny to a Million, and in 1956 he was the announcer for the first prime-time network cartoon series, Gerald McBoing Boing. Bill Goodwin died of a heart attack in 1958 at the age of 47.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Phil Woods: Life in E Flat
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Birdmen: Tribute to Charlie Parker
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Going Steady
  • Gordon P. Turner
1958
No Score Yet Bundle of Joy
  • Mr. Creely
1956
20% The Opposite Sex
  • Howard Fowler
1956
No Score Yet Lucky Me
  • Otis Thayer
1954
No Score Yet Atomic Kid
  • Dr. Rodell
1954
No Score Yet The First Time
  • Mel Gilbert
1952
No Score Yet Tea for Two
  • William Early
1950
No Score Yet It's a Great Feeling
  • Arthur Trent
1949
No Score Yet Jolson Sings Again
  • Tom Baron
1949
No Score Yet Mickey
  • George Kelly
1948
No Score Yet So This Is New York
  • Jimmy Ralston
1948
No Score Yet The Jolson Story
  • Tom Baron
1946
No Score Yet Earl Carroll Sketchbook
  • Richard Starling
1946
No Score Yet To Each His Own
  • Mac Tilton
1946
No Score Yet House of Horrors
  • Lt. Larry Brooks
1946
83% Spellbound
  • House Detective
1945
No Score Yet Stork Club
  • Sherman Billingsley
1945
No Score Yet Bathing Beauty
  • Willis Evans
1944
No Score Yet So Proudly We Hail!
  • Capt. O'Rourke
1943
No Score Yet No Time for Love
  • Christley
1943
83% Wake Island
  • Sergeant
1942
No Score Yet Blondie Goes to College
  • Announcer
1942
No Score Yet Blondie in Society
  • Announcer
1941

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