This week we visit the home of comedy and television legend, Orson Bean. We are joined by his lovely and talented actress wife, Alley Mills (who, among many other parts, played Norma Arnold on "The Wonder Years"), who together regale us in the back part of this podcast with an excerpt from their two person play, "Alright Then" This podcast is a trip down memory lane with Orson Bean who talks about his interest in magic and how he incorporated it into his comedy act in the early days. He also talks about his many TV appearances including his years on "To Tell The Truth" game show and Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and the Ernie Kovacs show.
This podcast was inspired by seeing Orson Bean on the cover of his 1960 comedy album holding a newspaper fir tree. I figured he must have some interest in magic. And indeed he does. Orson is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts and during this past summer, he and Alley presented their two person play for "member night" to rave reviews.
You can watch a full length performance of Orson's one-man play "Safe At Home" that was recorded at the Pacific Resident Theater, see some candid photos, read the blog, listen to the podcast online and download the MP3 file at: https://www.themagicwordpodcast.com/sco ... orson-bean
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