Just two days ago, I sat in my easy chair listening to an episode of - oh, I forget - and there was Dick Beals, playing the part of a child, something he did so well.
He was better at it than Walter Tetley, who certainly gets more credit because, after all, Tetley had comedic roles on huge shows.
Beals, while a part of big shows, never or rarely was comedic. His parts were those of kids and on Westerns, it seemed like he always played the part of a kid whose father had ran away when he was a baby. I'm not kidding.
And as I sat in my chair, I thought, "You know, I have to write about Beals. He's one of the best actors in radio."
And this morning, I learn that Mr. Beals died yesterday.
Farewell, Dick Beals, the most underrated actor in radio history.