Arthur Godfrey The Adventures of an American Broadcaster by Arthur J. Singer

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Number of Pages246
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Open LibraryOL8138344M
ISBN 100786407042
ISBN 109780786407040

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His father was a gymnastics instructor and ran a boot and shoe shop. He attended the Clarendon School and the Bath City Secondary School where he was a keen sportsman. A graduate of the University of Bristol, he studied at.

Allegations of Anti-Semitism. Accusations of anti-Semitism shadowed Godfrey during the height of his career and persist even today. Eddie Fisher, in his autobiography, Been There, Done That, discusses the rumor: One of the best-known anti-Semites in show business was Arthur Godfrey, the host of radio's most important amateur talent y owned the Kenilworth Hotel in Florida, which.

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Godfrey was born in New York City. His mother, Kathryn Morton Godfrey, was from a well-to-do Oswego, New York, family which disapproved of her marriage to an older Englishman, Arthur Hanbury Godfrey.

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It’s stronger than granite, steel, majestic mountains towering into the sky—or nuclear fission. No one made a smoother transition from radio success to television than did Arthur Godfrey.

Godfrey began by simulcasting his already-successful radio shows on television before shifting the focus to television alone. His “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” was the top-ranked show on television inwith a massive rating.

Best of Arthur Godfrey: The Old Redhead gathers 22 of his biggest hits, including "Too Fat Polka," "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover," "Humour Is on Me Now," "Gone Fishin'," and "76 Trombones." Insightful liner notes and photos make this an enjoyable, well-crafted collection of Godfrey's pop, polka, and novelty singles.8/ Arthur Godfrey, The Romance of Helen Trent, Our Gal Sunday, The Goldbergs, President Roosevelt's Address to Congress, Amos 'n' Andy, Joe E.

Brown, Major Bowes, Louis Prima, and more all in a row. This is a recording of a full broadcast day, remastered (from the. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Godfrey, Arthur, Arthur Godfrey environmental reader. New York, Ballantine Books [] (OCoLC)  Godfrey’s later reference to Julie’s lost “humility” was a verbal blunder that some Godfrey-hounders in the press blew up to the size of Pearl Harbor.

(In the video clip, you will see Arthur allude to — but not refer to — “a couple of bad incidents.”) Then there’s the anti-Semitism matter.Arthur Godfrey Summary Photographs show radio/television personality Arthur Godfrey at home in Leesburg, Va. Includes Godfrey watching television with wife Mary, son Mike, and daughter Pat; doing radio broadcast while children and assistant Margaret Richardson watch; in airplane with wife.

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