Richard Lane (known to millions of Southern Californians as "Dick Lane" of KTLA, Channel 5, worked with Gene Autry in the 1946 Republic film, "Sioux City Sue". Later, Lane worked FOR Gene Autry, when the singing cowboy bought KTLA and merged it with his Radio holdings, known as Golden West Broadcasters (1963).
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As a wrestling announcer during the 50s and 60s, Lane made up names for numerous wrestling moves on the spur of the moment, most of which are still in common use today.
Yelled "Whooooaaaah Nellie" everytime something happened during his announcing of Hot Rod Derby, Roller Derby, and Wrestling.