|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1919|
|Death: ||May 29, 1997|
Los Angeles County
His most famous role was as announcer on the Groucho Marx quiz show, You Bet Your Life. The show began in 1947 on radio. Fenneman joined the program while still on the radio and stayed with it when it moved to the television medium in 1950. He was the perfect straight man for the zany antics and quips of Marx. Fenneman was actually selected because of his intelligence and ability to calculate the score of the contestants. He remained friends with Marx after the show ended in 1961 until the comedian died in 1977.
Fenneman was one of two paired announcers on Dragnet, sharing narration duties with Hal Gibney on radio and the original Dragnet television series, and with John Stephenson when Dragnet returned to TV in 1967. It was Fenneman's voice which announced, "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent." while Stephenson would be heard at the end of the episode telling the punishment of the criminal, more or less, relaying a court's verdict.
He died from emphysema in Los Angeles, California on May 29, 1997 at the age of 77.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Reginald Reginald
Record added: Dec 20, 2008
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