Bill Goodwin

Bill Goodwin

Highest Rated: 100% Jolson Sings Again (1949)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Opposite Sex (1956)

Birthday: Jul 28, 1910

Birthplace: Not Available

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



No Score Yet Victor Walk Actor 2016
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
100% 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
81% To Each His Own Mac Tilton 1946
No Score Yet House of Horrors Lt. Larry Brooks 1946
84% 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
86% 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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