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Date of Birth 4 April 1906Wichita, Kansas, USA
Date of Death 15 August 1995

Mini Bio (1)

John Cameron Swayze was born on April 4, 1906 in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950), To Tell the Truth (1956) and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). He died on August 15, 1995.

Spouse (1)

Beulah Mae ? (? - ?) (2 children)

Trivia (2)

Swayze was the pitch man for Timex watches in which Timexes were strapped to motorboat propellers, dunked underwater, fastened to the bottom of skis, after which he'd show the watch and say, "Takes a licking and keeps on ticking."
Before he became the pitchman for Timex, he was a national TV newsman on the evening news in the early to mid 1950s. He always wore a flower on his lapel and every evening after delivering the major portion of the news would say "Hopscotching in the world of headlines."

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