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Dave Garroway

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Garroway in a publicity photo, circa 1970

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David Cunningham "Dave" Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982) was an American television personality. He was the founding host and anchor of NBC's Today from 1952 to 1961. His easygoing and relaxing style belied a lifelong battle with depression. Garroway has been honored for his contributions to radio and television with a star for each on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as the St. Louis Walk of Fame, the city where he spent part of his teenage years and early adulthood.

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  • Born: David Cunningham Garroway July 13, 1913 Schenectady, New York, U.S.
  • Died: July 21, 1982 (aged 69) Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Suicide by gunshot
  • Resting place: West Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: University City High School
  • Alma mater: Washington University in St. Louis
  • Occupation: Television personality
  • Years active: 1938–1982
  • Known for: Host of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1952–1961) Host of Today (1952–1961) Host of Wide Wide World (1955–1958)
  • Spouse(s): Adele Dwyer (m. 1945–46) Pamela Wilde (m. 1956–61) Sarah Lee Lippincott (m. 1980–82)
  • Children: 3

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