One of Americas favorite and longest-
The series, written by Carleton
E. Morse, revolved around the fictional Barbour family who lived in
Sea Cliff. From 1932, until its demise on May 8, 1959, One Mans Family
broadcast 3256 episodes, making it the longest-
Members of the original 1932 San Franciso cast:
J. Anthony Smythe was Henry Barbour, the father, from the first broadcast to the end, in 1959.
Minetta Ellen was Fanny Barbour.
Michael Raffetto played eldest son, Paul.
Kathleen Wilson was daughter Claudia Barbour.
Barton Yarborough was Clifford Barbour.
Page Gilman was Jack Barbour. Gilman later worked for the Register-Pajaronian newspaper in Watsonville, California. He was the son of NBC vice-president Don Gilman.
Paul Carson, the organist, played the theme Destiny Waltz.
The broadcast, at first, went only to NBC Network affiliates in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle, but was picked up by the full Red Network beginning May 17, 1933. It was the first network radio serial to originate from San Francisco.
One Mans Family was normally
heard Sunday evenings on NBC until June 4, 1950. It then switched to a