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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 »

Known For

The Arthur Godfrey Show
The Arthur Godfrey Show Himself - Host
(1961)
It Could Happen to You
It Could Happen to You Himself - Narrator and Radio Show Host
(1947)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Guest
(1963-1966)

Filmography

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 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ned Dunkmueller
 1979 Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (TV Movie)
Uncle Wally
 1979 Angels' Brigade
Arthur Godfrey
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Red Greene
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Red Greene
 1978 The Great Bank Hoax
Maj. 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)
 1950 Fifty Years Before Your Eyes (Documentary)
Narrator
 1950 Arthur Godfrey and His Ukulele (TV Series)
Host
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
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Show Show Self (56 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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TV commercial: 1958 Ford. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Was thought to have been at least the partial inspiration for the character of Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes in Elia Kazan's film A Face in the Crowd (1957). The character of Rhodes was that of a popular TV personality whose folksy image covered up the fact that he was a vicious, manipulative bully privately. See more »

Trademark:

Ukulele See more »

Nickname:

"The Ol' Redhead"

Star Sign:

Virgo

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