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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 March 1912Tacoma, Washington, USA
Date of Death 25 September 2010Irvine, California, USA
Birth NameArthur Wells Gilmore

Mini Bio (1)

Art Gilmore was born on March 18, 1912 in Tacoma, Washington, USA as Arthur Wells Gilmore. He is known for his work on The Red Skelton Hour (1951), Highway Patrol (1955) and Mackenzie's Raiders (1958). He was married to Grace Gilmore. He died on September 25, 2010 in Irvine, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Grace Gilmore (1938 - 25 September 2010) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

He was also the unseen announcer for Red Skelton on his television program and for the religious television program of Garner Ted Armstrong called "The World Tomorrow".
He is a graduate of Washington State University. An announcing award is given each year in his name. He is part of a long and proud history of WSU graduates that include Edward R. Murrow and Keith Jackson.
Member of Theta Chi Fraternity (Alpha Omicron Chapter, Washington State University)
During May 2006, he was honored by film industry representatives and fans for his long career as a prolific voice talent.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Gilmore of 72 years of Irvine, California. Prior to their marriage in 1938, they were in a relationship for eight years and were high school sweethearts. They have two daughters, Marilyn Gilmore of Irvine, California and Barbara Gilmore McCoy of Rockford, Illinois; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In the 1930s, he was a staff announcer at the radio KFWB in Hollywood. He later went to KNX which was owned by CBS.
He attended Washington State University where he worked at the campus radio station. He later worked at a commercial station in Seattle, Washington before moving to Los Angeles, California in the 1930s/.
His parents migrated west from Massachusetts before his birth in 1912.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Uncle of Robb Weller.

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