Jack “Jackie” Scholle (Continued)


Jack’s storied on- and off-Broadway resume includes the following plays, some of which won prestigious awards:

  • 1948 – Sundown Beach, starring Julie Harris
  • 1950-51 – Peter Pan (also including the touring show), starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff
  • 1952 – Three Wishes for Jamie, starring John Raitt and Anne Jeffreys
  • 1952-53 – Two’s Company, starring Bette Davis
  • 1953 – The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker, starring Burgess Meredith and Martha Scott
  • 1954 – Peter Pan, starring Mary Martin
  • 1954-55 – Damn Yankees, starring Gwen Verdon

Jack performed on many “live” TV shows from 1950-1962. They were: The Egg and. Series, Goodyear Playhouse, Danger, Suspense, Philco Playhouse, Charlie Wild, Crime Syndicate, Hallmark Hall of Fame, The Doctor, Mama, First Hundred Years, You Are There (with Walter Cronkite), Westinghouse, Ethel and Albert, Modern Romances, The Perry Como Show, Frank Sinatra , Vaughn Monroe, Moss Hart’s (Yes or No), Stop the Music, Beat the Clock, Christmas Story (with Tiny Tim), Faith Baldwin Theater of Romance, Garry Moore Show, My True Story, Captain Video, Guiding Light, Alcoa Hour, Ford Special, Jerry Lewis Specials, Peter Pan Special, Kate Smith Show, and The Show of Shows (with Sid Ceasar and Imogene Coca).

Jack even has film credits with performances in Miracle in the Rain, Theresa, The Marrying Kind, Anything Can Happen, Our Town, and It Should Happen to You.

And finally, Jack has a very fond memory of singing “You’ve Got to Have Heart” with Jean Stapleton.

See the full story on page XX of the January 2021 issue of The View.

Contact the author at choyarnold@yahoo.com.