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A Date with Judy(1948)

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Although Xavier Cugat is credited in the opening credits as "Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra," the end credits simply bill Cugat as "Himself." The A Date with Judy radio show ran from 1941 to 1949 on the NBC network, and from 1949 to 1950 on the ABC network. The character of "Judy Foster" was portrayed on the radio by Dellie Ellis, Louise Erickson and Ann Gillis. Pre-production news items in Hollywood Reporter indicate that actor Thomas E. Breen was originally set to co-star in the film with Jane Powell, and that Leslie Kardos was set to direct. A December 1947 Hollywood Reporter news item notes that Selena Royle replaced Mary Astor, who withdrew from the film due to illness. A contemporary Hollywood Reporter news item lists Marcia Van Dyke in the cast, but her appearance in the released film has not been confirmed. A biography of director Vincente Minnelli notes that a musical number entitled "Mulligatawny," which was created by Stanley Donen, was cut from the film before its release. Actress Patricia Crowley portrayed "Judy Foster" in the ABC television series A Date with Judy, which ran from 1951 to 1953.