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Garry MOORE

American Garry MOORE

born Thomas Garrison MORFIT

American entertainer, game show host, and comedian

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on January 31, 1915 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died: on November 28, 1993 in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA


Biography

Moore was born Thomas Garrison Morfit, III on January 31, 1915, in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Mason P. Morfit and Mary L. (née Harris) Morfit. He attended Baltimore City College (actually a high school), but dropped out to pursue a career in radio and writing.

Starting in 1937, he worked for Baltimore radio station WBAL as an announcer, writer, and actor/comedian. He used his birth name until 1940, when, while on the air announcing Club Matinee hosted by Ransom Sherman at NBC, Chicago, Sherman held a radio contest to find a more easily pronounceable one. "Garry Moore" was the winning entry, which was submitted by a woman from Pittsburgh who received a prize of $100.

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See Also :

- Category Actor, Television & Radio Host - American