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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 9 June 1921Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Date of Death 20 May 2002Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Nickname The Dean of Los Angeles Broadcasting

Mini Bio (1)

Jerry Dunphy was born on June 9, 1921 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor and producer, known for Independence Day (1996), Short Cuts (1993) and Oh, God! (1977). He was married to Sandra Marshall and Marjorie. He died on May 20, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (2)

Sandra Marshall (27 January 1985 - 20 May 2002) (his death) (1 child)
Marjorie (1950 - ?) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Began every news broadcast with the line "From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California, a good evening."

Trivia (12)

He and Sandra Marshall were shot in a driveby shooting in October 1983, but soon after made a full recovery.
Was a well-known newscaster and broadcast journalist in the Los Angeles area, since the 1950s. He began, with Clete Roberts, Bill Stout, Maury Greene, Ralph Story and Bill Keene, the "Big News" concept of television newscasts, in 1960 at CBS Television in Los Angeles. This revolutionized broadcast journalism and set the standard for television news all over the United States. This pioneered the hour-long local newscast - before this local news was 15 minutes. Jerry was also the father-in-law of former California lieutenant-governor and record mogul Mike Curb.
Suffered a massive heart attack on May 15, 2002 and was in intensive care at an undisclosed Southern California hospital. He had been an news anchor at KCAL channel 9 in Los Angeles, California.
Anchored newscasts at KNXT-TV (now KCBS-TV), KABC-TV, and KCAL-TV all in Los Angeles, California.
Was the first news anchor to interview Richard Nixon after the Watergate scandal.
"The Simpsons" character Kent Brockman is said to be based on Dunphy and fellow L.A. News legend Hal Fishman.
Suffered his fatal heart attack on his way to work the week before his death.
Served as a pilot and bombardier in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, earning the rank of captain.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6669 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 9, 1984.
Following his death, he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery (Hollywood Hills) in Los Angeles, California.
Jerry Dunphy passed away on May 20, 2002, less than three weeks from what would have been his 91st birthday on June 9.
Survived by six children: Jerry Dunphy Jr., Karen Dunphy, Linda Curb, Tad Dunphy, Megan Dunphy and Erin Dunphy.

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