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Marlin Perkins
Original name: Richard Perkins
Birth: Mar. 28, 1905
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1986
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Zoologist, TV Host. Recognized as one of the leading ecologists and naturalists in the world. Perkins began his zoo career in 1926, with the St. Louis Zoological Gardens. In 1962 he returned to the St. Louis Zoo as its director. He became director emeritus of the Zoo in 1970. It was during Perkins' tenure with the St. Louis Zoo that he, along with producer Don Meier, began work on an idea for a new television program. Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom" debuted on January 6, 1963, and was in original production for 27 years. The program received four Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (bio by: Graveaddiction) 
Family links: 
  Joseph Dudley Perkins (1851 - 1935)
  Mynta Mae Miller Perkins (1869 - 1912)
  Carol Morse Cotsworth Perkins (1917 - 2012)*
  Carlyle Perkins (____ - 1998)*
  Marlin Perkins (1905 - 1986)
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"They taught us to know, respect, and love wildlife and wild places."
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Bl 33 Lot 119
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Graveaddiction
Record added: Oct 05, 2003
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You were the Outdoor Star of your day with millions of young people and families watching WILD KINGDOM. Wrestling Anaconda's in the Jungle. Mighty memorable times...yours had to be an interesting life of adventure and excitement after all you accomplished...(Read more)
- Chaplain Dinkins of Marines
 Added: Jul. 3, 2016
Rest In Peace
- John D. Poulsen
 Added: Jun. 30, 2016

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Jun. 14, 2016
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