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John "Sheriff John" Rovick
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Birth: Oct. 2, 1919
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 2012
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA

Television Personality. Sheriff John was a long-running children's television host who appeared from 1952 to 1970 on two separate series, 'Sheriff John's Lunch Brigade' and 'Sheriff John's Cartoon Time'. Rovick served as a radio operator-gunner in the U. S. Army Air Corps in World War II, surviving 50 combat missions. Following the war, he became a radio announcer, moving to television in its early days, where he developed the program's concept. As Sheriff John, he began each program entering his office, singing "Laugh and be happy, and the world will laugh with you". He then said the Pledge of Allegiance, read a safety bulletin and showed cartoons. Sheriff John would give lessons about safety and good health habits, but the highlight of the show was the birthday celebration. He would read as many as a hundred names, and then bring out a cake and sing the "Birthday Party Polka". Rovick, who won an Emmy Award in 1952, reprised his role as Sheriff John in 1979 hosting a Sunday morning TV series. In 1981 he retired from TV after 32 years. 
 
Burial:
Dry Creek Cemetery
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Louis Mata
Record added: Oct 07, 2012
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Singing your song today and every year. God Bless you and Keep you Sheriff John.
- Suz Lew
 Added: Sep. 22, 2014
I remember your show so fondly. You sharing your lunch time with kids. The birthday cake. RiP
- Suzy E.
 Added: Sep. 10, 2014

- Rosebud Duff
 Added: Aug. 29, 2014
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