"Suspense" was a television anthology series of live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations. The series ran from 1949 until 1954.

The show was a spin-off from the radio show "Suspense" that ran from 1942 until 1962.

Although this was a non hosted series, the show did have an announcer - Rex Marshall.

Rex Marshall was born in Pemberton, New Jersey in 1919 and grew up in Utica, New York. He began his career as an announcer and program host in Boston in 1937. During WWII he was a pilot instructor for the Army Air Corps.

Aside from Suspense, Rex was the announcer of Blind Date, The Herman Hickman Show, Circuit Rider, and the Easter Parade of Stars Auto Show. He was one of the original staff announcers at the New York television station WPIX and the announcer for Jack Parr Show in 1957.

Rex was the spokesperson for the Reynolds Aluminum Company for twenty-five years but also worked for Maxwell House Coffee and Esso Gasoline. In 1969 he became the owner, president and general manager of radio station WNHV in White River Juntion, Vermont. Sadly, he died of a heart attack in 1983.

Below is an introduction clip from the show:

Suspense TV series - opening from The Professor on Vimeo.


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