Post by Kenny McCormack
Best known as Wrong Way Feldman.
Undoubtably Hans Conreid's career would have been ended via protest as
he was a supporting cast member on Life With Luigi on radio. He played
Schultz, a German immigrant in the English as a Second Language class
Luigi took that was a regular segment on the radio program. I never saw
a television episode but I see that Schultz is listed on two episodes
only at IMDb and was recast.
Life With Luigi was attacked as the 1950's buzzword for the way "racist"
condemns anything and everything today by ethnic Italian leaders in the
United States in an exercise of political clout. They got the star of
the show fired together with two other regular supporting cast members.
All three came from the radio cast.
Conreid probably lucked out that he wasn't part of the television version.
Someone Alan Reed (Pasquale) survived the onslaught of criticism from
the ethnic caveman community that hounded him later in his career.