The O'Neills is a radio and TV serial drama. The radio iteration of the show aired on Mutual, CBS and NBC from 1934 to 1943. Created by actress-writer Jane West, the series was sponsored at various times by Gold Dust, Ivory Snow, and Standard Brands. It was telecast on the DuMont Television Network in 1949 and 1950.
In the midwestern town of Royalton, widow Mother O'Neill (Kate McComb) raises her children, Danny (Jimmy Tansey) and Peggy (Joan Banks,Betty Caine, Violet Dunn, Claire Niesen, Betty Winkler). Living upstairs in the O'Neill's two-family house was Mother O'Neill's friend, the meddling Trudy Bailey (Jane West). After their father's death, teenager Janice Collins (Janice Gilbert) and her brother Eddie Collins (Jimmy Donnelly) move into the O'Neill house. Helen Shields played Eileen Turner. In 1941, Claudia Morgan joined the cast in the role of Laura Penway.
Organist William Meeder supplied the music. The announcers were Ed Herlihy and Howard Petrie.
|Theme music composer||William Meeder|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||September 6, 1949 –|
January 10, 1950
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