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Birth Name:  Jerome Cowan
Born:  October 6, 1897 in New York, New York, USA
Died:  January 24, 1972 in Encino, California, USA
Cause of Death:  ?




Biography:  Cowan was a big-time character actor in film and television for four decades from the 1930s to the 1960s.  He kept busy and chances are if you like any show from that 40 year stretch, you've probably seen him in something.  He played Dagwood Bumstead's second boss in the Blondie movie series.  For some unspoken reason George M. Radclife (Cowan's character) took over the construction firm from J.C. Dithers (played by Jonathan Hale).  His character did not appear in the comics and was created expressly for this movie series.  Cowan played this character well, who was definitely meaner than Dagwood's former boss.  Many Blondie fans, though, do not really like this character because he's so mean that he almost doesn't act human.  I guess it all depends on what kind of person you are whether you like this type of comedic character or not.  I like both bosses, but would have to say that J.C. Dithers is still my favorite.  Here are Cowan's Blondie movie appearances:

18. Blondie Knows Best (1946) (as a different character by the name of "Charles Peabody")
19. Blondie's Big Moment (1947) (first movie as "George M. Radcliffe")
20. Blondie's Holiday (1947)
21. Blondie in the Dough (1947)
22. Blondie's Anniversary (1947)
23. Blondie's Reward (1948)
24. Blondie's Secret (1948)
25. Blondie's Big Deal (1949)
26. Blondie Hits the Jackpot (1949)

    I am always looking for more information, rare photos, etc. on anything that involves anyone or anything about the Blondie movies.  If you have something concerning Jerome Cowan that you'd like to share, please contact me.