The Fur Coat (Aired June 13, 1947)
My Friend Irma, created by writer-director-producer Cy Howard, was a top-rated, long-run radio situation comedy, so popular in the late 1940s that its success escalated to films and television, while Howard scored with another radio comedy hit, Life with Luigi. Dependable and level-headed Jane Stacy (Cathy Lewis) narrated the misadventures of her innocent and bewildered roommate, Irma Peterson (Marie Wilson), a dim-bulb stenographer. Wilson portrayed the character on radio, in two films and a TV series. The successful radio series with Marie Wilson ran on CBS Radio from April 11, 1947 to August 23, 1954. The TV version, seen on CBS from January 8, 1952 until June 25, 1954, was the first series telecast from the CBS Television City facility in Hollywood.
June 13, 1947. CBS network. "The Fur Coat"
. Sustaining. Irma's fur coat. Easy come, easy go! Alan Reed, Cathy Lewis, Cy Howard (writer, producer, director), Hans Conried, Irene Tedrow, John Brown, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra, Marie Wilson, Maurie Webster (announcer), Parke Levy (writer), Stanley Adams (writer), Terry O'Sullivan, The Sportsmen. 28:20. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.