Some might remember MyFriend Irma as the movie that served as the launching pad for Dean Martinand Jerry Lewis. Others recall a television show of the same name. But My Friend Irma actually originated as aradio sitcom that aired on CBS from 1947 to 1954. The show chronicled the dailyhigh jinks of an extremely dim-witted blonde stenographer named Irma Peterson andher screwball friends. One of Irma's best friends was her logical and verydependable roommate, and narrator of the show, Jane Stacy. Irma dated Al, adeadbeat, barely on the right side of the law, who hadn't held a job in years.Jane dated her millionaire boss, Richard Rhinelander, and dreamed of one day marryinghim. Created by Cy Howard, My Friend Irmawas a top-rated radio comedy that escalated to film, television, and even acomic strip.
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