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15 February: A lost Pearl

Jack Pearl (right) with sidekick Cliff Hall. (Photo: NBC.)

Jack Pearl (right) with sidekick Cliff Hall. (Photo: NBC.)

Few of old-time radio’s one-trick ponies (actual or alleged) were sadder than Jack Pearl, and fewer than that were half as bitter about his fate. He’d worked the hard way toward his radio stardom, saw it disappear in a near-literal blink, and couldn’t wring the thought of fickle audiences out of his being even after he finally surrendered any hope of recovering his moment in the sun.

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