Television and radio personality and musician best known as the host of The Original Amateur Hour. The popular program began as a radio production and eventually aired on every major television network.
A professional clarinetist, he established a dance band that performed at nightclubs.
His birth name was William Edward Maguiness.
He was born in Greely, Colorado. He and his wife Ellen helped raise several foster children.
Like Mack, Philip Austin was a famous Colorado-born television host.