Hanley Stafford

Hanley Stafford
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Hanley Stafford
Radio: East side of the 1600 block of Vine Street
Actor | Radio Personality
Born Alfred John Austin on Sept. 22, 1898 in Hanley, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Died Sept. 9, 1968 in Hollywood Hills West, CA

Actor Hanley Stafford was Baby Snooks' Daddy on radio for than a decade.

Assuming the stage name of Hanley Stafford, in honor of his birthplace, he moved to the United States and appeared first in summer stock in New England and then in various West Coast stage productions. He later entered motion pictures playing both leads and character roles.

Actress Fanny Brice selected him to play opposite her in the "Baby Snooks" radio show in 1938 and a year later he also assumed the role of Dagwood's boss, Mr. Dithers, on the "Blondie" radio show.

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