Irving G. Reis
Date of Birth
May 07, 1906
Birth Place:
New York City, NY

Biography

A pioneer in the field of radio drama, Manhattan-born Irving Reis was the creator and supervisor of CBS' Columbia Workshop, which signed on in July of 1936 and remained on the air for ten years. Among the many talented folks given a leg-up on the Workshop were Archibald MacLeish, Norman Corwin, Bernard Herrmann, and Orson Welles. Reis was brought to Hollywood in 1940 by RKO Radio Pictures, an...