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Cass Daley Collection

Best known for her singing voice and slapstick comedy, Cass Daley got her start in Ziegfeld Follies.

37 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 22 hours, 32 min)
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"Cass Daley Show: Cass Runs Away"



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Cass DailyWe usually suppose that the first thing a starlet needs to make it in Hollywood is exceptional beauty. In a town that is filled with exceptional beauty, pretty soon it becomes not so exceptional. There are plenty of actresses who make it on their personality.

One day in the summer of 1915, an Irish streetcar conductor in Philadelphia came home to find the newborn baby girl who would later joke that the doctor had slapped the wrong end. Little Cass began singing in front of stores along her father's streetcar route. When she was a little older, she found a job in a nightclub working as an electrician and hat-check girl, and was also allowed to sing occasionally. Although she was by no means a classic beauty, Cass turned her pronounced overbite into a comic virtue and sold the song whenever she was allowed on stage.

In the 1930s, Dally moved to New York and was featured in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936-1937. Cass's first husband, Frank Kinsella, convinced her to incorporate both of her gifts, singing and slapstick, into her act. Hollywood called in the 1940s, where her zany comedic sense paid off in films like The Fleet's In (1942) with Dorothy Lamour, Crazy House (1943) with Ole Johnson and Chic Johnson, and Riding High (1944) with Dick Powell and Dorothy Lamour.

Cass Daley Crazy FaceAlthough Cass was hardly the pin-up girl type, she was extremely popular with the troops at USO shows overseas. She made several appearances on AFRS broadcasts like Command Performance and Mail Call. She also appeared with Bob Burns on The Life Buoy Program and was the featured comedienne on The Fitch Bandwagon. Time magazine named Cass Daley as the most popular comedienne in radio.

With radio in decline, after divorcing Kinsella Cass moved to Newport Beach and went into semi-retirement to raise her son. She still appeared in film occasionally, and made numerous guest appearances on television. On March 22, 1975, Cass's second husband, Robert Williamson, came home to find Cass dead of a tragic accident. While home alone, she had apparently stumbled and died from injuries from falling into a glass table. 

Two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honor Cass Daley, one at 6301 Hollywood Blvd for her work in Television, and another at 6710 Hollywood Blvd for her contributions to Radio. Cass's Television Star shares its location with Stars honoring Desi Arnaz and Marie Wilson's contributions to Radio. Her Radio Star shares its location with a Star honoring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. for Radio.

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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    37 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 22 hours, 32 min
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      37 shows - total playtime 22 hours 32 minutes
      1. Bing Crosby 431230 With Cass Daley.mp3
      2. Bob Burns 440427 Cass Daleyfarmers Daughter.mp3
      3. Cass Daley Show 1950 Basil Rathbone.mp3
      4. Cass Daley Show 440818 Diana Lynn Wally Brown Alan Carne.mp3
      5. Cass Daley Show 500727 Cass Thinks Father Is Klepto.mp3
      6. Cass Daley Show 500803 Cass Runs Away.mp3
      7. Christmas Special 451225 1945 .mp3
      8. CP 420804 025 Clark Gable Bette Davis Count Basie.mp3
      9. CP 421027 039 Rita Hayworth Lena Horne. Cass Daley.mp3
      10. CP 421110 041 Jack Benny Alice Faye Cass Daley.mp3
      11. CP 430102 045 Linda Darnell Ink Spots Cab Calloway.mp3
      12. CP 430501 064 Kate Smith John Charles Thomas Cass Daley.mp3
      13. CP 430807 078 Greer Garson Nelson Eddy Cass Daley.mp3
      14. CP 431009 088 Robert Young Tex Ritter Charlie Spivak.mp3
      15. CP 440205 105 Jerry Colonna Fibber Mcgee And Molly.mp3
      16. CP 440325 112 Don Ameche Cass Daley Carmen Miranda.mp3
      17. CP 440730 131 Barbara Stanwyck Dick Haymes June Allyson.mp3
      18. CP 440812 133 Spencer Tracy Jo Stafford Johnny Mercer.mp3
      19. CP 450215 162 Dick Tracy In B Flat.mp3
      20. CP 481225 1948 Christmas Special Announcer Hy Averback.mp3
      21. Duffys Tavern 490420 320 Will Miss Duffy Marry Cass Daley.mp3
      22. Elgin 481225 7th Annual Christmas Show .mp3
      23. Fitch Bandwagon 451021 W Glenn Gray.mp3
      24. Fitch Bandwagon 460203 Cass Daley And Pat Obrien.mp3
      25. Gi Journal 440826 Afrs 059 Joe E Brown [000].mp3
      26. Jack Benny 451125 562 Tire Trouble.mp3
      27. Kraft Music Hall 421105 Marines Hymn Cass Daley R.Haydn.mp3
      28. Kraft Music Hall 430114 Hip Hip Hooray! Cass Daley J.Blair.mp3
      29. Kraft Music Hall 431230 Come To Holiday Inn Cass Daley.mp3
      30. Kraft Music Hall 440217 Iowa Cass Daley.mp3
      31. Kraft Music Hall 450510 Dreams Getting Better All Time.mp3
      32. Lifebuoy Show 440525 W Bob Burns.mp3
      33. Mail Call 000000 Afrs 128 Bing Crosby Martha Mears.mp3
      34. Mail Call 450314 136 Nelson Eddy.mp3
      35. Personal Album 181 Cass Daley War Dept Special Service.mp3
      36. Request Performance 460224 21 One For Money Rudy Vallee.mp3
      37. Vd 19450700477donttalkaboutmewhenimgone.mp3
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    37 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 22 hours, 32 min
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      37 shows - total playtime 22 hours 32 minutes
      1. Bing Crosby 431230 With Cass Daley.mp3
      2. Bob Burns 440427 Cass Daleyfarmers Daughter.mp3
      3. Cass Daley Show 1950 Basil Rathbone.mp3
      4. Cass Daley Show 440818 Diana Lynn Wally Brown Alan Carne.mp3
      5. Cass Daley Show 500727 Cass Thinks Father Is Klepto.mp3
      6. Cass Daley Show 500803 Cass Runs Away.mp3
      7. Christmas Special 451225 1945 .mp3
      8. CP 420804 025 Clark Gable Bette Davis Count Basie.mp3
      9. CP 421027 039 Rita Hayworth Lena Horne. Cass Daley.mp3
      10. CP 421110 041 Jack Benny Alice Faye Cass Daley.mp3
      11. CP 430102 045 Linda Darnell Ink Spots Cab Calloway.mp3
      12. CP 430501 064 Kate Smith John Charles Thomas Cass Daley.mp3
      13. CP 430807 078 Greer Garson Nelson Eddy Cass Daley.mp3
      14. CP 431009 088 Robert Young Tex Ritter Charlie Spivak.mp3
      15. CP 440205 105 Jerry Colonna Fibber Mcgee And Molly.mp3
      16. CP 440325 112 Don Ameche Cass Daley Carmen Miranda.mp3
      17. CP 440730 131 Barbara Stanwyck Dick Haymes June Allyson.mp3
      18. CP 440812 133 Spencer Tracy Jo Stafford Johnny Mercer.mp3
      19. CP 450215 162 Dick Tracy In B Flat.mp3
      20. CP 481225 1948 Christmas Special Announcer Hy Averback.mp3
      21. Duffys Tavern 490420 320 Will Miss Duffy Marry Cass Daley.mp3
      22. Elgin 481225 7th Annual Christmas Show .mp3
      23. Fitch Bandwagon 451021 W Glenn Gray.mp3
      24. Fitch Bandwagon 460203 Cass Daley And Pat Obrien.mp3
      25. Gi Journal 440826 Afrs 059 Joe E Brown [000].mp3
      26. Jack Benny 451125 562 Tire Trouble.mp3
      27. Kraft Music Hall 421105 Marines Hymn Cass Daley R.Haydn.mp3
      28. Kraft Music Hall 430114 Hip Hip Hooray! Cass Daley J.Blair.mp3
      29. Kraft Music Hall 431230 Come To Holiday Inn Cass Daley.mp3
      30. Kraft Music Hall 440217 Iowa Cass Daley.mp3
      31. Kraft Music Hall 450510 Dreams Getting Better All Time.mp3
      32. Lifebuoy Show 440525 W Bob Burns.mp3
      33. Mail Call 000000 Afrs 128 Bing Crosby Martha Mears.mp3
      34. Mail Call 450314 136 Nelson Eddy.mp3
      35. Personal Album 181 Cass Daley War Dept Special Service.mp3
      36. Request Performance 460224 21 One For Money Rudy Vallee.mp3
      37. Vd 19450700477donttalkaboutmewhenimgone.mp3
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    37 recordings on 19 Audio CDs
    total playtime 16 hours, 39 min

    Cass Daley Disc A001

    1. Cass Daley Show 1950 Basil Rathbone
    2. Personal Album 181 Cass Daley War Dept Special Service
    3. Vd 19450700477donttalkaboutmewhenimgone

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    Cass Daley Disc A002

    1. Mail Call 000000 Afrs 128 Bing Crosby Martha Mears
    2. CP 420804 025 Clark Gable Bette Davis Count Basie

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    Cass Daley Disc A003

    1. CP 421027 039 Rita Hayworth Lena Horne. Cass Daley

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    Cass Daley Disc A004

    1. Kraft Music Hall 421105 Marines Hymn Cass Daley R.Haydn

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    Cass Daley Disc A005

    1. CP 421110 041 Jack Benny Alice Faye Cass Daley
    2. CP 430102 045 Linda Darnell Ink Spots Cab Calloway

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    Cass Daley Disc A006

    1. Kraft Music Hall 430114 Hip Hip Hooray! Cass Daley J.Blair
    2. CP 430501 064 Kate Smith John Charles Thomas Cass Daley

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    Cass Daley Disc A007

    1. CP 430807 078 Greer Garson Nelson Eddy Cass Daley
    2. CP 431009 088 Robert Young Tex Ritter Charlie Spivak

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    Cass Daley Disc A008

    1. Bing Crosby 431230 With Cass Daley
    2. Kraft Music Hall 431230 Come To Holiday Inn Cass Daley

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    Cass Daley Disc A009

    1. CP 440205 105 Jerry Colonna Fibber Mcgee And Molly
    2. Kraft Music Hall 440217 Iowa Cass Daley

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    Cass Daley Disc A010

    1. CP 440325 112 Don Ameche Cass Daley Carmen Miranda
    2. Bob Burns 440427 Cass Daleyfarmers Daughter

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    Cass Daley Disc A011

    1. Lifebuoy Show 440525 W Bob Burns
    2. CP 440730 131 Barbara Stanwyck Dick Haymes June Allyson

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    Cass Daley Disc A012

    1. CP 440812 133 Spencer Tracy Jo Stafford Johnny Mercer
    2. Cass Daley Show 440818 Diana Lynn Wally Brown Alan Carne

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    Cass Daley Disc A013

    1. Gi Journal 440826 Afrs 059 Joe E Brown [000]

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    Cass Daley Disc A014

    1. CP 450215 162 Dick Tracy In B Flat

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    Cass Daley Disc A015

    1. Mail Call 450314 136 Nelson Eddy
    2. Kraft Music Hall 450510 Dreams Getting Better All Time

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    Cass Daley Disc A016

    1. Fitch Bandwagon 451021 W Glenn Gray
    2. Jack Benny 451125 562 Tire Trouble

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    Cass Daley Disc A017

    1. Fitch Bandwagon 460203 Cass Daley And Pat Obrien
    2. Request Performance 460224 21 One For Money Rudy Vallee

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    Cass Daley Disc A018

    1. Duffys Tavern 490420 320 Will Miss Duffy Marry Cass Daley
    2. Cass Daley Show 500727 Cass Thinks Father Is Klepto

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    Cass Daley Disc A019

    1. Cass Daley Show 500803 Cass Runs Away

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