The husband-and-wife vaudeville team of Jim and Marian Jordan began their radio careers in Peoria on a bet from Jim’s brother. The Jordans were heard as The O’Henry Twins and The Air Scouts before Don Quinn created Smackout in 1931 (featuring Jim as a talkative grocer who was always "smackout of everything but tall tales" and Marian as Teeny). Quinn revamped the show as Fibber McGee and Molly in 1935 when Johnson’s Wax signed on as sponsor. The series aired from April 15, 1935 through March 23, 1956 and launched two of radio’s most successful spin-offs, The Great Gildersleeve and Beulah. The Jordans returned as Fibber and Molly in five-minute sketches on NBC’s Monitor from June 1, 1957 through September 27, 1959.
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