|JOSEPH COTTEN'S RADIO ROOM
|Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was born in Petersburg, Virgina on
May 15,1905. He began his acting career in theatre productions of
contemporary plays. In 1936, Mr. Cotten landed his first starring
role, in a play, with the Federal Theatre Project. The play was called,
Horse Eats Hat. Orson Welles directed the play.
In 1938, Joseph Cotten started acting in radio plays on Orson
Welles's program, The Mercury Theatre on the Air. Mr. Cotten
quickly proved to be an excellent actor on radio. Joseph Cotten
appeared on many radio programs from the 1930s through the
In 1941, Mr. Cotten acted in a production of Lydia on the radio
program, Lux Radio Theatre. He would appear on Lux Radio Theatre
a total of nineteen times. In addition, on the CBS radio drama,
Suspense, Joseph Cotten would act in at least eighteen episodes.
Joseph Cotten was a versatile actor, indeed. He was excellent in
his performances on the silver screen in movies such as, Citizen
Kane and Shadow of a Doubt.
However, Mr. Cotten was equally as good on radio broadcasts
such as, The Pasteboard Box (a Suspense episode) and A Man
Called Peter (a Hallmark Playhouse radio adaptation). This page is
devoted to the radio talent that remarkably was...Joseph Cotten!
|MERCURY THEATRE AND CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE
|LUX RADIO THEATRE AND SUSPENSE
|VARIOUS RADIO APPEARANCES BY JOSEPH COTTEN