Born Ira Gossel in Brooklyn, New York, Chandler showed an early interest in the performing arts. At the age of 15, Jeff Chandler stood at 6'4" tall and by age 18 he had a thick head of grey hair giving him an unmistakable presence. In fact, Chandler's nickname was "big grey" because of his prematurely grey hair.
On the radio Jeff Chandler played a wide variety of dynamic roles from detective to drama to horror to comedy. Chandler portrayed both detective Michael Shayne and bashful Professor Boynton. In the western old time radio show Frontier Town, the Brooklyn born Jeff Chandler was initially billed as "Tex Chandler."
On the big screen Jeff Chandler was best known for his portrayal on Native Americans most notably Cochise in Broken Arrow. He co-starred with some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as Joan Crawford, Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Susan Hayward (his childhood friend), Rock Hudson and Raymond Burr.
Popular with female audiences for his hunky appearance, he often played shirtless roles once complaining of the need to shave his chest to get good film roles.
Jeff Chandler was also good friends with Gerald Mohr, Tony Curtis, and Sammy Davis Jr. Such a good friend was he, that Chandler once offered Sammy Davis Jr. one of his own working eyeballs to be surgically transferred into Sammy's eye socket!
This collection includes examples of Jeff Chandler's fine work in old time radio shows.