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Walter Tetley: For Corn's Sake
by Ben Ohmart (Bear Manor Media, HB $ 29.95, SB$ 19.95, Kindle$ 9.95
Mini-Review by Jack French © 2016
(From Radio Recall, August, 2016)
He was Jock on Bobby Benson, Leroy on The Great Gildersleeve, and Julius on Phil Harris-Alice Faye show. Years later, he would voice Felix the Cat, Andy Panda and Reddy Kilowatt on TV.
Ohmart, with access to personal records from Tetley's childhood, weaves a fascinating and accurate history of this famous child actor. The textual material is amplified by dozens of previously unpublished photographs. This book takes the reader from the early phenomenal success of Tetley on network radio through his modest career in Hollywood and ending very sadly with his undeserved descent into relative obscurity and poverty.