Fibber McGee and Molly

Fibber McGee and Molly

Marian Jordan

Born on April 15, 1898 in Peoria, Illinois

Died on April 7, 1961 in Encino, California of cancer

Jim Jordan

Born on November 16, 1896 in Peoria, Illinois

Died on April 1, 1988 in Beverly Hills, California of a blood clot to the brain


NBC, 1935-1956

A 30-minute situation comedy based on the life of Fibber McGee and his wife, Molly. The show was an outgrowth of an earlier show, "Smackout," also created and written by Don Quinn. Fibber and Molly were played by Jim and Marian Jordan, husband and wife in real life. Several supporting characters became extremely popular, with The Great Gildersleeve, played by Harold Peary, and Beulah played by Marlin Hurt, spinning off to their own shows. Bill Thompson played several roles, including Wallace Wimple and The Old Timer. Teeny, the irritating little girl who lived next door and drove McGee nuts, was played by Marian Jordan. Announcer Harlow Wilcox also had a major comic role in the program. McGee's junk-filled closet, which crashed down on anyone who opened the door, was famous to all radio listeners. Music was by the King's Men and the Billy Mills orchestra.