Bob's success in radio led to Hollywood
and a long-term contract with Paramount.
The costars of his movies became the guest
stars of his radio shows.
Bob made light of the fact that he had
never won an Oscar for his acting. ("Oscar
night at my house is called Passover")
But in truth, the Academy of Motion Pictures
Arts and Sciences has honored him five times
--- two honorary Oscars, two special awards
and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.