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Durward Kirby (1911–2000)

Durward Kirby was born on August 24, 1911 in Covington, Kentucky, USA as Homer Durward Kirby. He is known for his work on The Garry Moore Show (1958), General Electric Guest House (1951) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). He was married to Mary Paxton Young. He died on March 15, 2000 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Garry Moore Show
The Garry Moore Show Himself / Himself - Announcer / Conway Twerp / Himself - Regular / Himself, various characters / Man in Beauty Shop / Mr. Pontdue / Regular
General Electric Guest House
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Match Game
The Match Game Team Captain


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 1960-1967 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
Mr. Pontdue
- High Button Shoes (1966) ... Mr. Pontdue
- Episode #6.12 (1963)
- Episode #3.29 (1961)
- Episode #3.1 (1960)
 1961 Candid Camera (TV Series)
 1961 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
- The Garry Moore Show (1961) ... Guest
 1951 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
Announcer / Pitchman
- The Gravy Train (1951) ... Announcer / Pitchman
- The Come-Back (1951) ... Announcer / Pitchman
- Miss Buell (1951) ... Announcer / Pitchman
- Julie (1951) ... Announcer / Pitchman
 1950 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series)
Regular Performer
 1950 Glamour-Go-Round (TV Series)
 1949 Auction-Aire (TV Series)
Commercial Announcer
 1946 Musical Shipmates (Short)
Host / Announcer
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Mr. Kirby wrote three books, "My Life, Those Wonderful Years, " "Bits adn Pieces of This and That, " and a children's book, "Dooley Wilson." See more »

Alternate Names:

Durwood Kirby


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Personal Quote:

Age is just a number and mine is unlisted.


The generally amiable announcer and second banana shocked his fans in November 1961 when he threatened to file suit against the producers of "The Bullwinkle Show" (1961). The moose and squirrel were involved in an epic multi-part adventure involving a search for the elusive Kirwood Derby.



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