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Date of Birth 5 September 1910Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 14 July 1984Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameKenneth Howard Delmar

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Kenny Delmar was born on September 5, 1910 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Kenneth Howard Delmar. He was an actor and writer, known for Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales (1963), The Beagles (1966) and It's a Joke, Son! (1947). He died on July 14, 1984 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

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Catchphrase (as Senator Claghorn): "That's a joke, son!"

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He was best known as the blustery Southern politician Sen. Beauregard Claghorn ("That's a joke, son!") on Fred Allen's radio program in the 1940s.
Started out as a child actor in silent films, most notably appearing in D.W. Griffith's Orphans of the Storm (1921).
Portrayed Senator Beauregard Claghorn and also was the announcer for NBC Radio's "The Fred Allen Show" (1945-1949).
His famous radio character, Senator Beauregard Claghorn, was the inspiration for the Warner Brothers cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn.
Profiled in "Old-Time Radio Memories" by Mel Simons (BearManor Media).

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