Room For A Veteran (Aired November 1, 1946)
The Alan Young Show received two Emmy Awards during its run. Young was born Angus Young in North Shields, Northumberland, to John Cathcart Young, a shipyard worker, and Florence Pinckney, whose ancestors included a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. The family moved to Edinburgh when Young was a toddler, and later to West Vancouver, British Columbia, when Young was six years old. He came to love radio when bedridden as a child because of severe asthma. Near the start of his radio career, during World War II, Young attempted to enlist in the Royal Canadian Navy, then the Canadian Army, but was rejected due to his ill health.
November 1, 1946. "Room For A Veteran" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Ipana Toothpaste, Minit-Rub, Vitalis. Alan volunteers to take in a veteran during the housing shortage, and winds up with five of them! Alan Young, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Jerry Hausner, Charlie Cantor, Jean Gillespie, Jim Backus, Ruth Perrott, Ken Christy, The Smart Set, Al Schwartz (writer), Sherwood Schwartz (writer), George Wyle and His Orchestra. 29:34. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.