1910 - 1958 (47 years)
||Goodwin, William Nettles |
||28 Jul 1910
||San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA 
||9 May 1958
||Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA 
||Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA [1, 2]
||Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
||14 Sep 2015 |
||Goodwin, John Daniel, b. 24 Oct 1885, Quincy, Plumas County, California, USA , d. 10 Mar 1952, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA (Age 66 years) |
||Greenwood, Grace L., b. 1885, d. Unknown |
| ||1. Goodwin, William Nettles, b. 28 Jul 1910, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA , d. 9 May 1958, Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA (Age 47 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Hilber, Philippa A., b. 22 Jan 1918, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA , d. 16 Jun 1996, Los Angeles County, California, USA (Age 78 years) |
||12 Sep 2015 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
|Born - 28 Jul 1910 - San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
|Married - 16 May 1934 - Los Angeles County, California, USA
|Died - 9 May 1958 - Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
|Buried - - Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA
- The cause of death was Heart Attack.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Occupation: Aft 1940, Movie Actor And Radio Personality.
2. Burial: Desert Memorial Park, Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA. Buried in plot B-1, 17
- [S740] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/, 12 Sep 2015.
William Nettles Goodwin, known as Bill Goodwin (July 28, 1910 - May 9, 1958), was for many years the announcer and a recurring character of the Burns and Allen radio program, and subsequently The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show on television from 1950-1951. Upon his departure, he was replaced by Harry von Zell.
A native of San Francisco, California, Goodwin attended the University of California. He acted in stage productions on the West Coast before he began working in radio in 1930. His initial work on the air was at a station in Portland, Oregon. It was followed by stints at stations in Sacramento, California, and Los Angeles, California.
Goodwin was known for frequently promoting the item sold by the sponsor of the show (Swan Soap or Maxwell House Coffee, among others, on radio; Carnation Evaporated Milk on television). He was effective on radio in doing "integrated commercials," (the first announcer to do so) in which the advertisement was deftly woven into the show's storyline. Goodwin was best known for his amiable and fun-loving personality, for his persona on air as a 'ladies' man,' and for joking around about George Burns's appearance and age. Ironically, he died more than thirty-seven years before George Burns.
In 1945, Goodwin was the "featured comedian" as a regular on The Frank Sinatra Show. In 1947, he had his own program. The Bill Goodwin Show, a situation comedy, was also known as Leave It to Bill. It ran April 26-December 13, 1947.
He was also the announcer for the Blondie radio program.
Goodwin was the host of television shows, including Colgate Theatre, It Pays to Be Married, Penny to a Million and Dollar a Minute. His last job as announcer was for NBC Radio's The Bob Hope Show (1953?1955). Not long before his death, Goodwin appeared as Ed Weston in two episodes of the short-lived CBS sitcom, The Eve Arden Show.
Goodwin acted in several movies, including The Stork Club (1945), The Jolson Story (1946), Jolson Sings Again (1949) and The Big Beat (1958) with fellow Burns and Allen regular Hans Conried.
He played the role of Sherman Billingsley in The Stork Club (1945) and that of the hotel detective in Hitchcock's Spellbound (also 1945) and appeared with Doris Day in Tea for Two (1950). His last major role was as the narrator for the animated television cartoon Gerald McBoing-Boing.
Goodwin was inducted into the radio portion of the Hollywood Walk of Fame February 8, 1960. His star is at 6810 Hollywood Boulevard.
Goodwin was married to actress Phillippa Hilber. They had four children: Jill, Lynn, Sally, and Bill Jr. His son is jazz drummer Bill Goodwin.
Goodwin was found dead in his car on May 9, 1958, at the age of 47 after a heart attack in Palm Springs, California. He is interred at the Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.
Wake Island (1942)
Bathing Beauty (1944)
Incendiary Blonde (1945)
The Stork Club (1945)
To Each His Own (1946)
House of Horrors (1946)
The Jolson Story (1946)
So This Is New York (1948)
It's a Great Feeling (1949)
Jolson Sings Again (1949)
Tea for Two (1950)
The First Time (1952)
The Atomic Kid (1954)
Lucky Me (1954)
The Opposite Sex (1956)
Bundle of Joy (1956)
Going Steady (1958)
- [S1024] Palm Springs Cemetery District, Internments of Interest (Reliability: 3), 12 Sep 2015.
Goodwin, William Nettles
b. Jul 28, 1910
d. May 09, 1958
DMP B1, #17
- [S823] California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, (https://familysearch.org) (Reliability: 3), 14 Sep 2015.
Name William Nettles Goodwin
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 11 May 1934
Event Place Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Residence Los Angeles
Birth Year (Estimated) 1911
Father's Name John Daniel Goodwin
Mother's Name Grace Greenwood
Spouse's Name Winifred Margaret Reyleck
Spouse's Residence Los Angeles
Spouse's Age 23
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1911
Spouse's Birth Place North Dakota
Spouse's Father's Name Winzlaw William Reyleck
Spouse's Mother's Name Josephine Capser
Citing this Record
"California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8JX-W6K : accessed 14 September 2015), William Nettles Goodwin and Winifred Margaret Reyleck, 16 May 1934; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 2,113,649.