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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), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and Candid Camera (1960). 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 / Man in Beauty Shop / Mr. Pontdue / Regular / Various Characters
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Candid Camera
Candid Camera Himself / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Host
I've Got a Secret
I've Got a Secret Himself - Guest / Himself - Panelist / Himself / Himself - Talking Doll


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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
 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)
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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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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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