Della Street, Gentleman Jim and The Great Ladies of Broadway: Next on TVC

Actress Barbara Hale, TV Guide business editor Stephen Battaglio and author Eddie Shapiro will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio.

Known to three generations of television viewers as Della Street on Perry Mason, both the original series (CBS, 1957-1966) and the popular TV-movies (NBC, 1985-1994), Barbara Hale also enjoyed a long and successful motion picture career that saw her work with such legends as James Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Robert Young, James Arness, Rock Hudson, James Cagney and Broderick Crawford. Barbara will share some memories of her film and TV career, as well as her friendship with Raymond Burr, which spanned more than fifty years. Barbara Hale will join us in our second hour.

Joining us in our first hour will be author, editor and theater journalist Eddie Shapiro. Eddie’s latest book, Nothing Like a Dame, is a collection of exclusive interviews with twenty of the greatest leading women of Broadway, many of whom we also know because of their work on television, including Elaine Stritch, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Bebe Neuwrith, Kristin Chenowith, Betty Buckley, Leslie Uggams and Audra McDonald.

Eddie Shapiro will be appearing at the Barnes and Noble in the Grove at the Farmers Market in Los Angeles on March 26, beginning at 7pm. He’ll also be at the Assistance League of Los Angeles on March 29, and at the Barnes and Noble in Naples, FL on April 9, also at 7pm. If you order Nothing Like a Dame directly through www.BroadwayCares.org, not only will the proceeds help support the efforts of Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, but you will receive a free bonus chapter of the book.

Also this week: Stephen Battaglio, business editor for TV Guide, plus a tribute to game show icon, original Dating Game host and longtime San Francisco radio personality Jim Lange.

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