Hosted CBS Radio's "Sears Mystery Theater" on Tuesday nights. When the program became "The Mutual Radio Theater on the Mutual Radio Network in 1980, he continued to host it.
1 Biographical Movie |
2 Print Biographies |
1 Interview |
6 Articles |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
6' (1.83 m)
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[When he gave credit for creating Mayberry to [Sheldon Leonard
]]: At first Sheldon [Leonard] didn't want it to be in North Carolina, he just wanted it to be somewhere in the South. And I hate these made up names. So, we did have Mount Pilot which there's a place called Pilot Mountain up near Mount Airy. But, I gradually started slipping in real towns in North Carolina like Asheville, and Raleigh ...
Attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music in 1949. He originally attended school to study to be a Moravian preacher before he changed his major.
His social life in college included: President of UNC Men's Glee Club and membership in Alpha Rho Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the US' oldest music fraternity for men.
Gruff, gregarious voice