Jerry Hausner


Jerry Hausner
Jerry Hausner in The Monkees 1967.jpg
Jerry Hausner in The Monkees 1967
James Bernard Hausner

(1909-05-20)May 20, 1909
DiedApril 1, 1993(1993-04-01) (aged 83)

James Bernard Hausner (May 20, 1909 – April 1, 1993),[1] known professionally as Jerry Hausner, was an American radio and television actor, best known as Ricky Ricardo's agent in I Love Lucy and as the voice of Waldo in Mr. Magoo and several characters such as Hemlock Holmes, The Mole, Broodles and Itchy in The Dick Tracy Show (he had also worked as a dialogue director for both of these cartoons).


On Broadway Hausner had the role of Sammy Schmaltz in Queer People (1934).[2] He also acted in stock theater and vaudeville before going into radio at WJAY in Cleveland, Ohio.[1]

On radio, he was a regular on Blondie,[3] The Jim Backus Show,[4] The Judy Canova Show,[4]: 182  Too Many Cooks,[4]: 338  and Young Love.[4]: 361 

Hausner appeared as a courier who summons the Roman emperor Nero to a meeting called by the Devil in the 1969 KCET television reading of Norman Corwin's 1938 radio play The Plot to Overthrow Christmas. He made guest appearances – in different roles – on The Patty Duke Show, He also provided special vocal effects in the 1975 animated film Hugo the Hippo.

Hausner was notable as the French tavern proprietor who, in the final scene of Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory, introduces the German singer, played by Christiane Susanne Harlan, the future Mrs. Christiane Kubrick.


Hausner died of heart failure on April 1, 1993, in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He was 83 years old and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills).[5]



  1. ^ a b DeLong, Thomas A. (1996). Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 through 1960. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-2834-2. Pp. 122-123.
  2. ^ "Queer People – Cast". Playbill Vault. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Studio Notes". The Evening News. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. May 19, 1941. p. 14. Retrieved May 17, 2016 – via open access
  4. ^ a b c d Terrace, Vincent (1999). Radio Programs, 1924–1984: A Catalog of More Than 1800 Shows. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-4513-4. P. 174.
  5. ^ "Jerry Hausner". Variety. April 5, 1993. Retrieved June 6, 2012.

External links

  • Jerry Hausner at IMDb