Richard Diamond, Private Detective



Dick Powell


Virginia Gregg


Ed Begley


Wilms Herbert


Richard Diamond, Private Detective aired on NBC from April 24, 1949 until moving to ABC on January 5, 1951. It remained on ABC until June 27, 1952 and finally it had a brief run on CBS from May 31, 1953 until September 20, 1953.

The role of Richard Diamond was played by Hollywood star, former singer, Dick Powell. Powell also starred in other popular radio shows such as "Rogue's Gallery". Other characters on the show included Diamond's girlfriend, Helen, played by Virginia Gregg, Diamond's friend and former partner on the police force, Lt. Walt Levinson, played by Edgley, and Wilms Herbert in the the role of the bumbling police sergeant, Otis.

The TV series of Richard Diamond, Private Detective was broadcast on CBS from 1957 to 1960. It starred David Janssen in the lead role. In season three Mary Tyler Moore played Sam, the telephone operator. The only part of her anatomy ever seen on the show was her legs. The name of the actress that played Sam was not revealed until after she left the show but her sexy voice and great looking legs made her a star.

Richard Diamond, Private Eye is usually rated in the top five radio detective shows of all time. I recommend you give it a try.

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