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Kirby Grant ...  Sky King / ... 72 episodes, 1952-1959
Gloria Winters ...  Penny King 72 episodes, 1952-1959
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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King, his niece Penny and their Cessna 310 airplane "Songbird" were constantly involved in one adventure after another. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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English

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16 September 1951 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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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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I can remember watching Sky King as well
1 May 2006 | by jwinston-5See all my reviews

I can remember watching Sky King as a kid, too. Saturday morning seemed to be filled with shows of this type... Captain Gallant & Tales of Texas Rangers come to mind. I became curious about Sky King because my daughter, now a freshman in college, is pursuing her dream to become a commercial pilot. And of course I remember Penny being Sky's niece; and yes, she must have been pretty; but I remember little else. It seems to me that Penny had her own plane... is this right? And if so, did it have a name as well? It also seems to me that her character would have been considered "ahead of her time". I don't know if shows of this simplicity would "fly well" today.


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