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
1950s.

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
  • Mercury Theatre
  • Seventeen
  • Broadcast: 10/16/1938
  • Campbell Playhouse
  • Liliam
  • Broadcast: 10/22/1939
LUX RADIO THEATRE AND SUSPENSE
  • Lux Radio Theatre
  • Lydia
  • Broadcast: 9/22/1941
  • Lux Radio Theatre
  • Notorious
  • Broadcast: 1/26/1948
  • Lux Radio Theatre
  • Cynara
  • Broadcast: 7/6/1953
VARIOUS RADIO APPEARANCES BY JOSEPH COTTEN
  • Ceiling Unlimited
  • Gremlins
  • Broadcast: 12/21/1942
  • Screen Director's Playhouse
  • Love Letters
  • Broadcast: 10/24/1949
  • Screen Director's Playhouse
  • Mrs. Mike
  • Broadcast: 11/30/1950
  • Screen Director's Playhouse
  • Spellbound
  • Broadcast: 1/25/1951
  • Screen Guild Theatre
  • Holiday
  • Broadcast: 11/13/1944
  • Screen Guild Theatre
  • Ramona
  • Broadcast: 4/30/1945
  • Hollywood Players
  • Rebecca
  • Broadcast: 10/1/1946
  • Old Gold Comedy Theatre
  • Clarence
  • Broadcast: 11/26/1944
  • Family Hour of Stars
  • Break-Down
  • Broadcast: 5/15/1949