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actor , Producer

Edward Frederic Gardner, American actor, producer.


Gardner, Edward Frederic was born on June 29, 1904 in Astoria, Long Island. Son of Fred and Emily (Lorenz) Poggenburg.


Educated Public school of Astoria, Long Island, New York.


Prize fighter’s manager. File clerk, dispatcher Long Island R.R. Salesman; in miniature golf course business.

Director W.P.A. theater project. Assistant producer series of juvenile radio serials, producer J. Walter Thompson Company, directing series featuring Cornelia Otis Skinner, Ripley Show, Burns and Allen, Rudy Vallee Variety Show, Joe Cook and Joe Penner programs. Producer Mahatma Gandhi Memorial radio show, Good News, Hollywood, 1938-1939.

Invented character, Archie for This Is New York, 1939. Returned to Hollywood to produce program co-starring Rudy Vallee and John Barrymore, 1940. Starred as Archie, Duffy’s Tavern, N.B.C., since 1941.

Played Archie in film version of Duffy’s Tavern, 1944. 1st personal appearance tour with Duffy’s Tavern, 1948. Television and radio, Puerto Rico, since 1949.

Produced feature length motion picture The Man With My Face, 1950. Toured European theater of war with United Service Organizations unit, 1945. Composer Archie’s Little Love Song (with Hoagy Carmichael).

Address: Physician organization Box 9084, Santurce P.R.


  • Other Work

    • Composer Archie’s Little Love Song (with Hoagy Carmichael).


Married Simone Hegeman, March 23, 1943. Children: Edward Hogeman, Stephen Anthony.

Fred Poggenburg

Emily (Lorenz) Poggenburg

Simone Hegeman

Edward Hogeman Gardner

Stephen Anthony Gardner