("Today's Children" Family Album)

Mother Moran in rocking chair

The youngest of Mother Moran's children, she is perhaps her mother's secret favorite. Petite, dark and unsophisticatedm Eileen, at twentym has secured a foothold on the ladder of artistic success through her beautiful singing voice. Yet today she is not quite so sure that her first ambition---to have a career---is more worthwhile than love, family and a home.
Eileen Moran portrait

Curator's note: Eileen was played by Irene Wicker, perhaps better known at the star of her own high-quality children's show, The Singing Lady. Ms. Wicker began her Chicago radio career at WGN and followed Irna Phillips to NBC. In the fall of 1935 she relocated to New York where she continued her radio work. During the early years of network television, The Singing Lady appeared on ABC.

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