Easy Aces

Easy Aces

Jane Ace:

Born on October 12, 1897 in Kansas City, Missouri

Died on November 11, 1974 in New York City

Goodman Ace

Born on January 15, 1899

Died on March 25, 1982 in NYC


CBS BLUS 1931-1945

Originally a 15-minute comedy serial drama written by Goodman Ace and produced by Frank and Anne Hummert, well-known producers of many serial dramas. The program portrayed the daily life of Goodman Ace, his dizzy wife, Jane, and their friends. Jane was a bubble head of the Gracie Allen type and was responsible for some of the most famous malapropisms in radio history. The program consisted largely of dialogue between Ace and his wife or their friends; there were few sound effects. Jane's friend Marge, who lived with the Aces, was played by Mary Hunter, and Mrs. Benton was played by Peggy Allenby. The show moved to CBS in 1943 as a weekly 30-minute show. It left the air in 1945 but the Aces returned in 1948 with a situation comedy, "Mr. Ace and Jane."

This is not one of my favorite shows. I lump it right down there with "Amos and Andy," "Vic and Sade," and 'Lum and Abner." But, I should like it more than I do. Goodman Ace was born in what would become my wedding anniversary and Jane Ace was born on what would become my birthday.