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Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital

In 1946, Stutchkoff debuted a radio drama called Tsures ba Leitn (People's Problems), which was sponsored by the Brooklyn Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital. Each week, the show told the heartrending tale of a different fictional character who falls ill and, despite poverty, is admitted into the hospital. The show's commercial breaks were replaced by pleas, delivered by Stutchkoff, for donations to the hospital. The show featured many of the regulars in Stutchkoff's repertory company as well as Isaiah "Sonny" Sheffer. As a repayment for Stutchkoff's two decades of service on its behalf, the hospital opened its doors to him when his health failed, affording him a comfortable resting-place in the last weeks of his life.



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