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  • Category: Television
  • Unveiled: 07 Oct 1981
  • Address:
    1500 Vine St
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George Fenneman

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George Fenneman (L) with Grocho Marx

Source: Freebase

George Watt Fenneman (November 10, 1919 – May 29, 1997) was a radio and television announcer who died aged 77. He was born in Beijing, China and grew up in San Francisco, California. He graduated from San Francisco State College in 1942 and worked as a radio correspondent during World War II. His career began as a radio announcer for commercials. His most famous role was as announcer on the Groucho Marx quiz show, You Bet Your Life. The show began in 1947 on radio. Fenneman joined the program while still on the radio and stayed with it when it moved to the television medium in 1950. He was the perfect straight man for the zany antics and quips of Marx. Fenneman was actually selected because of his intelligence and ability to calculate the score of the contestants. He remained friends with Marx after the show ended in 1961 until the comedian died in 1977.

Fact file

  • Born: November 10, 1919 Beijing, China
  • Died: May 29, 1997 (Aged 77)
  • Occupation: Radio and Television Announcer

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