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Release Date:
16 September 1951 (USA) See more »
Plot:
"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program... See more »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Actress Winters-Vernon Dies Of Pneumonia
 (From WENN. 30 August 2010, 9:11 AM, PDT)

Disembodied Actress Eugenia Paul is Dead
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 21 June 2010, 6:32 PM, PDT)

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Cast

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Kirby Grant ... Sky King / ... (72 episodes, 1952-1959)
Gloria Winters ... Penny King (72 episodes, 1952-1959)
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Series Directed by
Hollingsworth Morse (15 episodes, 1952)
Jodie Copelan (12 episodes, 1956-1958)
Stuart E. McGowan (12 episodes, 1956-1958)
Clark L. Paylow (11 episodes, 1956-1959)
Paul Landres (9 episodes, 1952-1959)
William Witney (4 episodes, 1959)
William J. Hole Jr. (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Oliver Drake (2 episodes, 1958)
Richard C. Kahn (2 episodes, 1958)
Herbert L. Strock (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Writing credits
Burt Sims (7 episodes, 1956-1959)
William Welch (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Adrian Gendot (5 episodes, 1956)
Tom Seller (4 episodes, 1952)
Douglas Johnson (4 episodes, 1958)
C. Ray Stahl (4 episodes, 1959)
Harry Poppe Jr. (3 episodes, 1952-1956)
Curtis Kenyon (3 episodes, 1952)
Charles Larson (3 episodes, 1952)
David P. Sheppard (3 episodes, 1952)
John Grey (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Fran Harris (3 episodes, 1958)
Joe Richardson (2 episodes, 1952)
Orville H. Hampton (2 episodes, 1956)
Fran Van Hartsveldt (2 episodes, 1956)
Pat Cherr (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Tom Murray (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Budd Lesser (2 episodes, 1959)
Sloan Nibley (2 episodes, 1959)
P.K. Palmer (2 episodes, 1959)
Dwight V. Babcock (1 episode, 1958)

Leslie Edgley (unknown episodes)
Polly James (unknown episodes)
Marilyn Murphy (unknown episodes)
Roy Winson (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Dorrell McGowan .... executive producer (51 episodes, 1956-1959)
Clark L. Paylow .... producer (47 episodes, 1956-1959)
Stuart E. McGowan .... executive producer (20 episodes, 1956)
Jack Chertok .... producer (19 episodes, 1952)
Harry Poppe .... associate producer / producer (19 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Original Music by
Eve Newman (8 episodes, 1956)

Alec Compinsky (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Carl Berger (20 episodes, 1956)
Robert Pittack (14 episodes, 1952)
William Bradford (12 episodes, 1958-1959)
Hal McAlpin (11 episodes, 1958)
Brydon Baker (9 episodes, 1957-1958)
Mack Stengler (2 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ben Marmon (11 episodes, 1952-1958)
Everett Dodd (7 episodes, 1952-1959)
Jerry Young (5 episodes, 1956-1959)
Frank Capacchione (4 episodes, 1952)
Leon Selditz (3 episodes, 1956)
Axel Hubert Sr. (2 episodes, 1952)
Warren Adams (2 episodes, 1958)
Sherman A. Rose (2 episodes, 1958)
Jack Wheeler (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Art Direction by
Alfeo Bocchicchio (31 episodes, 1957-1959)
Howard Campbell (3 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ernie Young .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry M. Slott .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1956-1959)
Lester D. Guthrie .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1952)
Herbert E. Mendelson .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1956)
Bob White .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1958)
Clark L. Paylow .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Harrold Weinberger .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1959)
Jack Gertsman .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Art Department
G.W. Berntsen .... set dresser (32 episodes, 1957-1959)
Leo J. Cornett .... property master (17 episodes, 1956-1958)
Walter Veady .... property master (12 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ernest Johnson .... property master (6 episodes, 1958)
Gene Gossert .... property master (4 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Sound Department
Verna Fields .... sound effects / sound effects editor (42 episodes, 1956-1959)
T.T. Triplett .... sound (27 episodes, 1956-1958)
Max M. Hutchinson .... sound recordist / sound (17 episodes, 1952)
Woodruff H. Clarke .... sound (12 episodes, 1958-1959)
Clarence Peterson .... sound (10 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Stunts
Dale Van Sickel .... stunt double: Kirby Grant (2 episodes, 1952)

Bill Catching .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Fred Krone .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Boyd Stockman .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Wilbur Kinnett .... lighting director / lighting / ... (15 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Editorial Department
Arthur H. Nadel .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (51 episodes, 1956-1959)
Jack Ruggiero .... supervising editor (16 episodes, 1952)

Gilbert Mandelik .... supervising editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Alec Compinsky .... music supervisor (22 episodes, 1958-1959)
Herbert Taylor .... composer: theme music (19 episodes, 1952)
Milton Raskin .... composer: theme music (18 episodes, 1952)
Eve Newman .... music editor (8 episodes, 1956)
Byron Chudnow .... music editor (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Other crew
Paul Mantz .... aerial advisor (16 episodes, 1952)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min | USA:30 min (72 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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There were two "Songbirds" used in the series - the first was a Cessna T-50 Bobcat, the second was a Cessna 310B.See more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
America's Most Famous Flying Cowboy, 8 April 2006
Author: krorie from Van Buren, Arkansas

Sky King came roaring into American living rooms every Saturday with action and adventure. The stories were well written for juvenile television fare. The cast usually consisted of minor character actors. Sky was played with gusto by Kirby Grant who was an ace pilot in real life. His niece, Penny, was portrayed by Gloria Winters who tended to overact but exuded a winning personality that everyone loved.

This was my wife's favorite TV show when she was a child. We recently watched several episodes on DVD and were surprised at how well the shows have held up over the past fifty years. They are still entertaining, action-packed with good aerial photography for the time period. One with an ecological angle was "The Wild Man" featuring Jethro Beaudine's (Max Baer, Jr.) uncle, Buddy Baer, a mountain of a man, standing 6'5" tall. In this episode, he is falsely accused of trying to kill a driver for a logging company and stealing the payroll. It's up to Sky and Penny to prove his innocence. The loggers are out to shoot him because he has been trying to sabotage their work in order to save the homes of the woodland creatures. Penny, as usual, plays an active role in helping her Uncle Sky.

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