Dave Garroway

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Birthday
13, 1913
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 21, 1982 (69)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1913
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 21, 1982 (69)

About

Remembered for anchoring Today on NBC from the program's inception in 1952 until 1961, he also hosted an early 1960s National Educational Television science program titled Exploring the Universe, as well as various radio programs in New York, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Before Fame

After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in psychology, he worked as a salesman and laboratory assistant before beginning his career in radio. He made his television debut in 1949, hosting a Chicago musical variety program called Garroway at Large.

Trivia

Stationed in Hawaii as a result of his World War II-era United States Navy service, he hosted a popular Honolulu radio music program.

Family Life

His first two marriages, to Adele Dwyer and Pamela Wilde, resulted in a daughter (Paris) and a son (David), respectively. His third marriage was to an astronomer named Sarah Lee Lippincott.

Associated With

He and Arthur Godfrey were two of the first American television hosts.

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