Richard Lane (known to millions of Southern Californians as "Dick Lane" of KTLA, Channel 5, worked with Gene Autry in the 1946 Republic film, "Sioux City Sue". Later, Lane worked FOR Gene Autry, when the singing cowboy bought KTLA and merged it with his Radio holdings, known as Golden West Broadcasters (1963).
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Began his career in show business as a song-and-dance man in vaudeville. On screen, he often played tough cops or reporters. He had a recurring role as a police inspector in Columbia's Boston Blackie series of the 1940's. He joined Paramount after a wartime stint as emcee for the USO.
Yelled "Whooooaaaah Nellie" everytime something happened during his announcing of Hot Rod Derby, Roller Derby, and Wrestling.