The Life of Riley featured the comic misadventures of riveter Chester A. Riley. Like many other radio fathers, Riley was a devoted family man with a talent for flying off the handle and a penchant for being worse. Movie star William Bendix played the title role of the lovable hardhat throughout the series' 1944-51 radio run and continued the role in the 1953-58 television series. The versatile John Brown created a comic sensation as the macabre mortician Digger O'Dell who each week unleashed a string of morbid jokes before he had to "be shoveling off."
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