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James Underwood Crockett
Birth: Oct. 9, 1915
Haverhill
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 11, 1979
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Horticulturist. He is remembered as the original host for the popular PBS television show "The Victory Garden" that debuted on April 16, 1975 with the focus on home gardening. Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, he was selected as the show's host because he had written numerous volumes to Time-Life's "Encyclopedia of Gardening." Additionally, he authored several gardening books, including "Crockett's Victory Garden" (1977), "Crockett's Indoor Garden" (1978), and Crockett's Flower Garden" (1981). In 1978 he was nominated for a daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service, or Variety Series. He died at the age of 63. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Williams Crockett (1918 - 2013)*
 
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Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 08, 1999
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James Underwood Crockett
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- Cindy
 Added: Jul. 11, 2016
37 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Jul. 9, 2016
Looking forward to Spring brings thoughts of you. Please know that you are missed and fondly remembered. May God bless you always.
- K. Williams
 Added: Feb. 25, 2016
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