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Arthur Godfrey

Source: findagrave.com

Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who was sometimes introduced by his nickname, The Old Redhead. No TV personality in 1950s America enjoyed more clout or fame than Godfrey[citation needed] until an infamous on-air incident undermined his folksy image and triggered a gradual decline. At the peak of his success, Godfrey helmed two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television mid-morning show, but, by the early 1960s, his presence had been reduced to hosting the occasional TV special.

Fact file

  • Born: Arthur Morton Godfrey August 31, 1903 Manhattan, New York City, USA
  • Died: March 16, 1983 (aged 79) Manhattan, New York City, USA
  • Occupation: Broadcaster and entertainer
  • Years active: 1934–1979
  • Spouse(s): Catherine Godfrey (1 child) Mary Bourke (1938–1982; 3 children)

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Almanac: "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends"
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2020-01-12 14:48:43
On January 12, 1949, the long-running TV variety show debuted on the fledgling CBS television network

Almanac: Arthur Godfrey
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2020-01-12 14:40:02
The long-running live TV variety show "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" made its debut on CBS on January 12, 1949. Jane Pauley reports.

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