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Overview (3)

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Died in Potomac, Maryland, USA
Birth NameMaurice James McGarry

Mini Bio (1)

Mac McGarry was born on June 15, 1926 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Maurice James McGarry. He was married to Babette Lohe McGarry and Barbara Walter. He died on December 12, 2013 in Potomac, Maryland, USA.

Spouse (2)

Babette Lohe McGarry (1959 - 12 December 2013) ( his death) ( 4 children)
Barbara Walter (1953 - 1955) ( her death)

Trivia (8)

May 4, 2005 - received a Governor's Commendation for his work on "It's Academic" as part of "Older Marylanders Month"
Hosted It's Academic (1961) from 1961-2011; also hosted the Baltimore, Maryland version from 1973-2000.
Married 54 years at the time of his death.
He graduated from Fordham University in 1947. A college classmate, renowned baseball announcer Vin Scully, encouraged him to apply for an announcing job at WRC-TV in 1950.
He was the host of It's Academic (1961) for 50 years.
He prepared for the show by researching pronunciations. He once spent an hour on the phone with the Russian Embassy until he could pronounce a Russian word properly.
TV Host.
Attended college at Fordham University.

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