Born in London, England, in 1913, Les Tremayne moved to America
with his mother four years later and went on to become one of radios
busiest and best actors. At one time, he was one of the most recognizable
voices in America, second only to President Franklin Roosevelt.
Tremayne began his radio career in Chicago and got his first big
break in 1936, when he replaced Don Ameche as leading man on the
dramatic First Nighter Program.
In 1943, Tremayne left Chicago for New York and then Los Angeles,
where he enjoyed a lengthy career performing on virtually every
type of radio show. Throughout the 1940s, he was the voice of Nick
Charles on the lighthearted mystery series The Adventures of
the Thin Man. He also starred on The Falcon, Wendy
Warren and the News, One Mans Family and many other
Tremaynes credits extend far beyond drama. During the 1940s,
he co-starred on The Jackie Gleason/Les Tremayne Show, served
as announcer on The Bob Crosby Show and later co-hosted a
morning talk show, The Tremaynes, on WOR/New York.
Les Tremayne died on December 19, 2003.
Les Tremayne was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1995.
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