Mary Margaret McBride

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Radio Host
Date of Birth November 16, 1899
Place of Birth Missouri
Date of Death Apr 7, 1976 (76)
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Mary Margaret McBride

Mary Margaret McBride was an American radio interview host and writer. Her popular radio shows spanned more than 40 years. In the 1940s the daily audience for her housewife-oriented program numbered from six to eight million listeners. She was called "The First Lady of Radio."

Born: November 16, 1899, Paris, Missouri, U.S.
Died: April 07, 1976, West Shokan, New York
Station(s): WOR (AM), WGHQ
Network: CBS, ABC, NBC
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About Mary Margaret McBride

Radio host, interviewer and journalist whose popular CBS, NBC, and ABC radio programs aired for over forty years. She released over nine books between 1926 and 1966, including Jazz, Charm, and Mary Margaret McBride's Harvest of American Cooking.

Mary Margaret McBride Before Fame

She earned a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1919 and subsequently worked for The Cleveland Press and The New York Evening Mail.

Achievement of Mary Margaret McBride

She worked, in the early years of her career, as a radio talk show host for a women's advice program that aired on WOR-New York City.

Mary Margaret McBride Family Life

She was married to voice actor Bill Thompson from 1950 until his death in 1971.

Associations of Mary Margaret McBride

Actress Vivian Vance played a character in a 1954 episode of I Love Lucy whose name, Mary Margaret McMertz, was a reference to Mary Margaret McBride.

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