My Friend Irma, created by writer-director-producer Cy Howard was so popular in the late 1940s that its success escalated to films, television, a comic strip and a comic book. Marie Wilson portrayed the title character, Irma Peterson. The radio series was broadcast on CBS Radio from April 11, 1947 to August 23, 1954.
Dependable Jane Stacy (Cathy Lewis) began each weekly radio program narrating a misadventure of her scatterbrained roommate, Irma, a stenographer from Minnesota. The two central characters were in their mid-twenties. They lived together in an apartment rented from their Irish landlady, Mrs. O'Reilly (Jane Morgan, Gloria Gordon).
Irma's boyfriend Al (John Brown) was a deadbeat, who had not held a job in years. His nickname for Irma was "Chicken." Al had many crazy get-rich-quick schemes, which never worked. Professor Kropotkin (Hans Conried), the Russian violinist at the Princess Burlesque theater, lived upstairs. He greeted Jane and Irma with remarks like, "My two little bunnies with one being an Easter bunny and the other being Bugs Bunny." The Professor insulted Mrs. O'Reilly, complained about his room, and reluctantly became O'Reilly's love interest in an effort to make her forget his back rent.
Irma worked for the lawyer, Mr. Clyde (Alan Reed) and became more scatterbrained as the program evolved. Jane had a romantic inclination for her boss, millionaire Richard Rhinelander (Leif Erickson), but he had no real interest in her. (source:wikipedia)