|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1925|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 2006|
Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach County
Entertainer. He was the host of "The Mike Douglas Show," a popular daytime TV talk show which ran from 1961 to 1981. Originally based in Cleveland, the program moved to Philadelphia and later Los Angeles as its popularity grew. At its peak it was syndicated in nearly 200 stations across the United States. Among Douglas's frequent guests were Bob Hope, John Lennon, and author Truman Capote. Douglas was born Michael Dowd in Chicago. He started out in the entertainment industry as a singer with the Kay Kyser Band. Of his early career he once remarked, "I was often confused with Merv Griffin. We were both the same height, the same weight and we were both Irish tenors." As a host Douglas was known for his easygoing and sympathetic manner, which immediately put guests at ease. He retired during the early 1980s. (bio by: C.S.)
Michele Purnell Dowd (1945 - 2009)*
Riverside Memorial Park
Plot: Liberty Hall Mausoleum, Victory Hall on the right side as you enter the main hall entrance.
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 11, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15297507