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Born in Covington, Kentucky, USA
Died in Fort Myers, Florida, USA  (congestive heart failure)
Birth NameHomer Durward Kirby
Nickname Dur
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (1)

Mary Paxton Young (7 June 1941 - 4 September 1994) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (1)

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.

Personal Quotes (1)

Age is just a number and mine is unlisted.

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