John Newland

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Birthday
23, 1917
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jan 10, 2000 (82)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1917
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Jan 10, 2000 (82)

About

The host of the influential Alcoa Presents show, which purported to show dramatic re-enactments of true-life tales of the supernatural.

Before Fame

He was a song and dance man on the vaudeville stage, appearing with as part of the gold-cape-draped Vikings troupe.

Trivia

Though running for only three years, his show had nearly 100 episodes and was the forerunner to modern sci-fi and supernatural series like The X-Files.

Family Life

He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Associated With

He directed one early episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., starring Robert Vaughn.