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Bill Welsh (I) (1911–2000)

Bill Welsh was born on April 25, 1911 in Greeley, Colorado, USA. He was an actor, known for The Rose Bowl Story (1952), Dragstrip Girl (1957) and Batman (1966). He was married to Lucinda Pennington. He died on February 27, 2000 in Thousand Oaks, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Rose Bowl Story
The Rose Bowl Story Bill Welsh
Dragstrip Girl
Dragstrip Girl Bill Welsh--Drag Race Announcer
Batman Newsman George
Science Fiction Theatre


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 1993 Hollywood Beat (TV Series)
 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
T.V. Announcer
- The Devil's Platform (1974) ... T.V. Announcer
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
1st Reporter
- Inferno (1974) ... 1st Reporter
 1970 Savage Intruder
TV announcer
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Bill Welsh
- To Save a Life (1969) ... Bill Welsh
 1967-1968 Ironside (TV Series)
News Reporter / Announcer
- I, the People (1968) ... News Reporter
- The Man Who Believed (1967) ... Announcer
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Newsman George
- Not Yet, He Ain't (1966) ... Newsman George (as Bill Welch)
 1963 A Ticklish Affair
Carson (uncredited)
 1958 Divorce Court (TV Series)
 1957 Dragstrip Girl
Bill Welsh--Drag Race Announcer
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
TV Announcer
- The Throwback (1956) ... TV Announcer
 1955 Star Shoppers (TV Series)
 1954 The Atomic Kid
Commentator (uncredited)
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Fight Announcer
- The Count of Ten (1954) ... Fight Announcer
 1952 The Rose Bowl Story
Bill Welsh
 1952 Just This Once
Mr. Sanford (uncredited)
 1952 The Las Vegas Story
Mr. Martin
 1951 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Radio Newscaster (voice, uncredited)
 1951 M
Dr. Graham - Police Psychiatrist (uncredited)
 1951 Storm Warning
Hardy (uncredited)
 1950 Dial 1119
Police Bulletin Announcer (uncredited)
 1950 Three Secrets
Radio Commentator (uncredited)
 1950 The Great Jewel Robber
Clausen - Jeweller (uncredited)
Show Show Self (7 credits)

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Bill Welch

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In April 1949, while working as a news reporter for KTLA, he covered the story of three-year-old Kathy Fiscus' fall down a well in the Los Angeles suburb of San Marino, California and the subsequent unsuccessful rescue attempt. This broadcast, shared with legendary reporter Stan Chambers (1923-2015), lasted nearly 40 straight hours and was considered the first live television event. It became a ... See more »

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