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Overview (3)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died in Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameKenneth Frederick Fay Howard

Mini Bio (1)

Kenny Delmar was born on September 5, 1910 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Kenneth Frederick Fay Howard. 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 was married to Alice Cochran (artist/painter). He died on July 14, 1984 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

Spouse (1)

Alice Cochran (artist/painter) (? - 14 July 1984) (his death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

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

Trivia (5)

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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