A Tribute to Jeffrey Hunter

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Jeffrey Hunter portrayed Christ in this classic film
Jeffrey Hunter co-starred with John Wayne in this popular John Ford film
Jeffrey Hunter portrayed Captain Christopher Pike in the early days of Star Trek

During his marriage to first wife Barbara Rush, Jeff performed with her in radio programs and on the stage, but not in movies. The only movie in which they appeared together was No Down Payment (1957), made after they divorced.


Presenting, For Your Listening Pleasure...... 

Imagine yourself sitting by the radio in the 1950's. Many folks don't have TV yet. You listen in delighted anticipation for the voice of that handsome actor, Jeffrey Hunter, who impressed you, maybe even got your heart racing, in that movie you saw the other day. His acting talent really shines in these programs - they are great fun to listen to!

See below for the scrolling list with links to the programs. Click on the link for the selection you want to listen to; it can take a few seconds for the program to start playing. (Broadband Internet service is strongly recommended.)

Details about the programs are provided below the media player.

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PROGRAM DETAILS...................................
"The Pitchfork Experiment", 3/26/1952
Family Theater
Host: Tony La Frano
Starring Macdonald Carey (as Lt. Howard),
Jeffrey Hunter (as Hugh),  
Barbara Rush (as Dorothy Howard)
with Francis X. Bushman and Walter Brennan, Jr.
Length: 28:36
"A Matter of Time",  11/18/1953
Family Theater
Hostess: Barbara Rush
Starring Jeffrey Hunter (as Jim Reese)
Length: 29:05
"Spunky", 1/28/1953
Family Theater
Host: Larry Chatterton
Starring Jeffrey Hunter (as Dad),
Barbara Rush (as Mom),
Mel Blanc (as Pete)
Length: 24:22
"Beasley's Boy", 7/21/1954
Family Theater
Hostess: Hildegarde
Starring Jeffrey Hunter (as Jim)
Length: 29:05
"Lure of the Wilderness", 5/25/1953
Lux Radio Theater
Starring Jean Peters (as Laurie Harper),
Jeffrey Hunter (as Ben Tyler),
with Tim Graham, Sharon Douglas, Russell Thorson, William Johnstone, Sam Edwards, Edward Marr, Herb Butterfield, Earl Keen
Length: 50:16
"Rawhide", 3/22/1955
Lux Radio Theater
Host: Irving Cummings
Starring Donna Reed (as Vinnie Holt),
Jeffrey Hunter (as Tom Owens),
William Conrad (as Zimmerman),
with Larry Dobkin and Jack Kruschen
Length: 47:39
"New Neighbor", 5/27/1953
Family Theater
Host: Tony La Frano
Starring Jeffrey Hunter (as Jim),
Barbara Rush (as Patsy)
Length: 24:01
"Deductive Reasoning", 9/26/1956
Family Theater
Host: Jim Ameche
Starring Jeff Hunter (as Corey),
Betty Lynn (as Ann)
Length: 29:30

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Jeff earned his first professional paycheck as an actor in 1945, for radio work; he performed on the Milwaukee station WTMJ while he was a high-school student.
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