Vic and Sade

Vic and Sade

Art Van Harvey

Born on August 23, 1883 in Chicago, Illinois

Died on July 7, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois

Bernadine Flynn

Born on January 2, 1904 in Madison, Wisconsin

Died on March 10, 1977 in Clay City, Illinois

Billy Idelson

Born on August 21, 1919 in Forest Park, Illinois

Died on December 1, 2007 in Los Angeles, California from complications from a fall

NOTE: All died on years ending in 7.


BLUE, NBC, CBS, MBS, 1932-1946

A 15-minute comedic serial created and written by Paul Rhymer, "Vic and Sade" became so popular that appeared simultaneously on NBC, CBS and Mutual for a period during the early 1940s. Vic and Sade Gook lived in Crooper, Illinois, with their adopted son Rush. For many years these were the only characters appearing on the show; the other inhabitants of Crooper existed only in the dialog. Art Van Harvey played Vic, Bernandine Flynn played Sade and Rush was played by Billy Idelson, and later by Johnny Coons and Sid Koss. There were no props and few sound effects. In 1940 Clarence Hartzell was added to the cast as Uncle Fletcher, who became a very important part of the show. A 30-minuted version of the program was attempted in the summer of 1946. Announcers included Ralph Edwards, Ed Herlihy, Glenn Riggs and Ken Roberts.