The 1934 WLS Family Album:

Little Georgie Gobel

Curator's note: Most will remember George Gobel (1919-1991) as the star of "The George Gobel Show" which aired on NBC television from 1954 to 1960, or as the coiner of such phrases as "If it weren't for electricity, we'd all be watching television by candlelight" and "Did you ever feel as if the whole world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?" But WLS is where he got his start in 1933.

Little Georgie Gobel is the youngest of the crew here at WLS and one of the best loved. As you can see by comparing this year's picture with last years, he is starting to grow up. He is fourteen years old now. If you ever heard him sing "Danny Boy", you will never forget it. He enjoys singing cowboy ballads so well during the Barn Dance that Hal (O'Halloran) named him "our little cowboy".

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