Johnny Olson

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Birthday
22, 1910
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Oct 12, 1985 (75)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
22, 1910
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Oct 12, 1985 (75)

About

Remembered for hosting the radio program Johnny Olson's Rumpus Room and the television show Doorway to Fame, he is perhaps even better known for his TV announcing work on The Jackie Gleason Show; To Tell the Truth; What's My Line?; The Price is Right; and Match Game.

Before Fame

After working for several Madison, Wisconsin radio stations and briefly attending the University of Minnesota, he relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and became a star radio personality with the city's WTMJ station.

Trivia

In the mid 1940s, he was the announcer for a New York musical quiz show called Ladies Be Seated.

Family Life

He spent his youth in Windom, Minnesota, and later lived in Wisconsin, New York, West Virginia, and California. He died in his mid seventies of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Associated With

In the late 1950s, he was the announcer for the Merv Griffin game show Play Your Hunch.