Les Crane

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Birthday
3, 1933
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jul 13, 2008 (74)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
3, 1933
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Jul 13, 2008 (74)

About

Host who came to prominence for marrying Tina Louise of Gilligan's Island Fame. He also hosted ABC's Les Crane Show.

Before Fame

On the radio, he pioneered the weekend Top-40 countdown.

Trivia

He was ABC's answer to Johnny Carson--and where Carson was nice to his guests, Crane was the bad boy of late-night TV.

Family Life

He was married to Tina Louise, who played actress Ginger on Gilligan's Island from 1966 to 1974.

Associated With

Bob Dylan was one of the many musical guests who appeared on Crane's show; he rarely appeared on any American shows in general.

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