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Arthur Godfrey (1903–1983)


Arthur Godfrey was born in New York City on August 31, 1903. Mr. Godfrey was a radio and TV host and had his own television show The Arthur Godfrey Show, (1948-1959). During his career, he discovered and show cased many new talents including Pat Boone, Julius LaRosa, Marion Marlowe, and many others. Known affectionately as "The Old Redhead," ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

Known For

The Glass Bottom Boat
The Glass Bottom Boat Axel Nordstrom
(1966)
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!
Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! The Bishop: The 'In' Group
(1968)
Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under Soundtrack
The Great Bank Hoax
The Great Bank Hoax Maj. Bryer (Ret.)
(1978)

Filmography

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 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ned Dunkmueller
 1979 Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (TV Movie)
Uncle Wally
 1979 Angels' Brigade
Arthur Godfrey
 1978 Flying High (TV Series)
Red Greene
- Great Expectations (1978) ... Red Greene
 1978 The Great Bank Hoax
Maj. Bryer (Ret.)
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Claude Sitwell
- The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer (1976) ... Claude Sitwell
 1967-1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Shifty Sam / Farmer
- Little Old Rainmaker: Me (1967) ... Farmer
 1968 Your All-American College Show (TV Series)
Host
 1968 Where Angels Go Trouble Follows!
The Bishop: The 'In' Group
 1966 The Glass Bottom Boat
Axel Nordstrom
 1964 Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine (TV Series)
Cameo
- Episode #2.14 (1964) ... Cameo
 1963 4 for Texas
Mr. Godfrey (uncredited)
 1950 Fifty Years Before Your Eyes (Documentary)
Narrator
 1950 Arthur Godfrey and His Ukulele (TV Series)
Host
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Other Works:

(1950s) Album: Narrated a recording of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" by Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra (Columbia Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Trivia:

He once remarked on his television show that, when told they had booked Tommy Leonetti, he thought that it was a trio called "Tommy, Lee and Eddie.". See more »

Trademark:

Ukulele See more »

Nickname:

"The Ol' Redhead"

Star Sign:

Virgo

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