Friday, July 1, 2011

Independence Day Weekend Celebration

Happy Independence Day, America!

Bob Crane performs a variety act
for Operation Entertainment
To kick off the 4th of July Holiday Weekend, we thought we'd highlight Bob Crane's volunteer work with the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to serving in the U.S. National Guard in Stamford, CT, from 1948-1950 (he achieved the rank of corporal), Bob also donated his time to Operation Entertainment (a variety television program that traveled around the world to provide entertainment to U.S. soldiers) and the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network, for whom he recorded a weekly radio show for broadcast to U.S. troops serving overseas. 

And what goes better with the 4th of July than some good baseball? In this clip, Bob Crane (a great fan of the LA Dodgers) interviews Cecil Barker, producer of The Red Skelton Hour, who shares an interesting piece of baseball trivia.