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Ken Carpenter
Birth: Aug. 21, 1900
Avon
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1984
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born in Avon, Illinois, he was best known for being the man with the golden voice, longtime TV and radio announcer. In 1929, he moved to Hollywood, became a staff announcer for KFI Radio and joined NBC Radio Networks in 1932. There he announced USC and UCLA football games for the Pacific Coast and the nation wide broadcast of Rose Bowl games. In 1936, he became the chief announcer for Bing Crosby's "Kraft Music Hall" radio variety show and continued to announce for Crosby on various programs for the next 27 years. He was also the narrator for a series of theatrical short films for Paramount and television shows before retiring in 1959. He died in Santa Monica, California, at age 84. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Clara L. Carpenter (1874 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Beth Nelson Carpenter (1898 - 1986)*
 
 Children:
  Baby Carpenter (1926 - 1926)*
  Barbara Carpenter (1927 - 1927)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sanctuary of Tenderness
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 16, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5452
Ken Carpenter
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