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Arthur Godfrey (1903–1983)


Arthur Godfrey was born in New York City on August 31, 1903. Mr. Godfrey was a radio and TV host and had his own television show The Arthur Godfrey Show, (1948-1959). During his career, he discovered and show cased many new talents including Pat Boone, Julius LaRosa, Marion Marlowe, and many others. Known affectionately as "The Old Redhead," ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

Filmography

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 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ned Dunkmueller
 1979 Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (TV Movie)
Uncle Wally
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Red Greene
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Red Greene
 1978 The Great Bank Hoax
Major William Bryer Ret.
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Claude Sitwell
- The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer (1976) ... Claude Sitwell
 1967-1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Shifty Sam / Farmer
- Little Old Rainmaker: Me (1967) ... Farmer
 1968 Your All-American College Show (TV Series)
Host
 1964 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Cameo
- Episode #2.14 (1964) ... Cameo
 1963 4 for Texas
Mr. Godfrey (uncredited)
 1960/I Candid Camera (TV Series)
Co-Host (1960-1961)
 1950 Fifty Years Before Your Eyes (Documentary)
Narrator
 1950 Arthur Godfrey and His Ukulele (TV Series)
Host
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Show Show Self (53 credits)
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Magazine advertisement for Chesterfield cigarettes (1949) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Trivia:

After years of being a popular radio personality in Washington, DC, Godfrey tried to get the top execs at CBS Radio to air his radio show on the full network. They turned him down, claiming that he was strictly a local host. However, on April 12, 1945, the network needed someone to serve as commentator for the funeral of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Godfrey was assigned to host the sad ... See more »

Trademark:

Theme song: "Seems Like Old Times" See more »

Nickname:

"The Ol' Redhead"

Star Sign:

Virgo

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