Catherine Caradja
Boston Pops Orchestra
Jack E. Leonard
(Movies & TV)
Paul Rhymer
(Movies & TV)

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Dave Garroway

Knowledge Identifier: +Dave_Garroway


Dave Garroway

Founding host and anchor of NBC's Today from 1952 to 1961 add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1913.

Countries: United States (63%), (16%), Italy (5%)

Main connections: Today (U.S. TV program), Catherine Caradja, Boston Pops Orchestra

Linked to: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Swarthmore College, Washington University in St. Louis, Alcoa




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Dave Garroway was born in 1913 add something


He expertly restored them as a hobby; one of his favorites was a 1938 Jaguar SS100, which Garroway raced in his spare time add something


Starting at NBC as an page in 1938, he graduated 23rd in a class of 24 from NBC's school for announcers add something


When the United States entered World War II in 1941, Garroway enlisted in the U.S. Navy add something


Art Van Damme - From 1945 to 1960 he worked for NBC, performing on The Dinah Shore Show, Tonight, The Dave Garroway Show and other radio and TV shows with Garroway.


"Dial Dave Garroway" began in 1946 when Garroway was still working for WMAQ in Chicago add something


Garroway worked to organize jazz concerts, creating a "Jazz Circuit" of local clubs in 1947, bringing back interest in this music genre add something


His fellow disk jockeys voted him the nation's best in the 1948 and 1949 "Billboard" polls add something


It was carried by NBC from June 18, 1949, to June 24, 1951 add something


Garroway, Studs Terkel, and Hugh Downs all hosted relaxed, garrulous, extemporaneous shows in that city in the early 1950s add something


Garroway, an amateur drummer and inveterate music lover, lent his name to a series of recordings of jazz, classical, and pop music released in the late 1950s and early 1960s add something


Chimpanzee - In that role, for instance, J. Fred Muggs appeared with "Today Show" host Dave Garroway in the 1950s, Judy on "Daktari" in the 1960s or Darwin on "The Wild Thornberrys" in the 1990s


He won the award again in 1951 add something


Legendary pioneering NBC president Sylvester "Pat" Weaver chose Garroway as the host of his new morning news-and-entertainment experiment, the "Today" show, in 1951 add something


Paul Rhymer - In 1952, Rhymer scripted the five-minute NBC-TV series, "The Public Life of Cliff Norton", a spin-off of comedy sketches Norton had performed on Dave Garroway's "Garroway at Large" from 1949 to 1951


Today (U.S. TV program) - "Today" host Dave Garroway selected Les Brown's "Sentimental Journey" as the program's original theme music, which was used during Garroway's entire run from 1952 to 1961


Garroway was featured in several automobile commercials, including the first Corvette in 1953, and the Ford Falcon in 1964 add something


At the same time he did "Today", Garroway hosted a Friday night variety series, "The Dave Garroway Show", from October 2, 1953, to June 25, 1954 add something


Today (U.S. TV program) - From 1953 to 1957, the program featured J. Fred Muggs, a chimpanzee whose antics entertained viewers, but frustrated the program's staff, especially Dave Garroway


Babes in Toyland (operetta) - A 1954 adaptation, restaged in 1955, starred Jo Sullivan and Barbara Cook as Jane, and featured Wally Cox as Grumio, Dave Garroway as Santa, Dennis Day as Tommy, Karin Wolfe as Ann and Jack E. Leonard as Barnaby


Garroway was the first "communicator" on NBC Radio's "Monitor" when the program first aired on June 12, 1955 add something


On October 16, 1955, he began hosting NBC's Sunday afternoon live documentary "Wide Wide World", continuing with that series until June 8, 1958 add something


Catherine Caradja - In December 1955, Caradja received a visa to come to the United_States; soon after landing, she appeared on the Dave Garroway show


In a lighter vein, Garroway narrated a compilation of romantic songs performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra, "Getting Friendly with Music," in 1956 add something


When he married Pamela in 1956, he adopted her son, Michael, whom he raised as his own after her death add something


Today (U.S. TV program) - Partly to accommodate host Dave Garroway's declining health, the program ceased live broadcasts in the summer of 1958, opting instead to broadcast an edition taped the previous afternoon


Another Friday evening variety show, "Dave's Place", was on the air in 1960 add something


By 1960, there was a board game called "Dave Garroway's "Today" Game" add something


In 1960, Garroway penned "Fun on Wheels," an activity book for children on road trips add something


In 1960, "New York Times" reviewer Richard F. Shepard wrote, "He does not crash into the home with the false jollity and thunderous witticisms of a backslapper add something


Robert McKimson's 1960 cartoon "Wild Wild World" depicts "Cave Darroway" presenting footage from the Stone Age. add something


The most viewers saw of him for the rest of the 1960s and 1970s was whenever he reemerged for "Today" anniversaries add something


In 1961, Garroway hosted a special filmed program for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that traced Billy Graham's crusades from 1949 to 1960 add something


When Garroway's second wife, Pamela, died of a prescription drug overdose on April 28, 1961, Garroway went further into depression and emotional and mental instability add something


In late May 1961, Garroway resigned, announcing his intention to leave "Today"-either at the end of October when his contract was finished or sooner, if possible; he wanted to spend more time with his children add something


On June 16, 1961, television's "Communicator" said goodbye to the morning show he helped pioneer add something


After leaving "Today", Garroway returned to television on National Educational Television with a science series called "Exploring the Universe" in late 1962 add something


The book was revised and reissued in 1962 and 1964 add something


Garroway worked on the air at WCBS radio in 1964 and briefly hosted the afternoon drive shift at KFI in Los Angeles in late 1970 and early 1971 add something


In July 1969, Garroway launched a daytime talk show on WNAC-TV, "Tempo Boston," which he hoped would be picked up for national syndication add something


The program lasted into early 1970 and never aired outside Boston add something

Dave Garroway died in 1982 add something


His final such appearance was on the 30th anniversary show, on January 14, 1982 add something


After having undergone heart surgery, Garroway was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, home on July 21, 1982 add something


In Robert Redford's 1994 film "Quiz Show", Garroway was portrayed by Barry Levinson add something


Upon Lawrence's death in 2003, the boxes were turned over to the Library of American Broadcasting, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, where they resided as of 2009 add something