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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 Dean of Los Angeles Broadcasting

Mini Bio (1)

Jerry Dunphy was born on June 9, 1921 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for Independence Day (1996), Bulworth (1998) and Hard to Kill (1990). He was married to Sandra Marshall and Marjorie. He died on May 20, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

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Marjorie (? - ?)
Sandra Marshall (? - 20 May 2002) (his death) (1 child)

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 (9)

He and Sandra Marshall were shot in a driveby shooting in October, 1983.
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 TV 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.
(May 15, 2002) Suffered a massive heart attack and is in intensive care at an undisclosed Southern California hospital. He had been an news anchor at K-CAL channel 9 in Los Angeles.
Anchored newscasts at KNXT-TV (now KCBS-TV), KABC-TV, and KCAL-TV all in Los Angeles.
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.
Served as a pilot and bombardier in the Army Air Corps during WWII, earning the rank of captain.
His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is located at 6669 Hollywood Blvd.

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