Ruth Lyons

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Birthday
4, 1905
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 7, 1988 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1905
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 7, 1988 (83)

About

American pioneer of daytime television talk shows. She is particularly remembered for her work on such radio and television programs as Your Sunday Matinee and The 50/50 Club.

Before Fame

She began her career as a broadcaster with the WSAI AM radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Trivia

She established the Ruth Lyons Christmas Fund, a foundation that provided toys and supplies to hospitalized children.

Family Life

After divorcing John D. Lyons, she married University of Cincinnati English professor Herman Newman, with whom she raised a daughter named Candy.

Associated With

A young David Letterman appeared on her show, as did many other future celebrities.