|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1919|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2012|
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.
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Originally Created by: Louis M.
Record added: Oct 07, 2012
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When I was a kid, I was on his T.V. show in L.A. about 1960 (along with several other local kids). A cool experience. I still have a Sheriff John Badge, which is brass. RIP John!|
Added: May. 1, 2016
This world is darker the day your light went out of this world. My, you were loved by all who saw your show! Sheriff John is one of my earlier TV Memories as a child living in LA. Sheriff John, Captain Kangaroo, Beanie and Cecil, Romper Room....Brightes...(Read more)|
Added: Dec. 12, 2015
Wow what a blast from the past. Rest in Peace.|
Added: Oct. 16, 2015
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