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Wolfman Jack
Original name: Robert Weston Smith
Birth: Jan. 21, 1938
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1995
Perquimans County
North Carolina, USA

Disc Jockey, Actor, Entertainer. Born Robert Weston Smith in Brooklyn, New York. He was first on the airwaves as "Daddy Jules" on Newport News, Virginia station WYOU-AM. He made his mark as a disc jockey from 1958 to 1966, on radio station XERF (1570 AM) in Ciudad Acuņa, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the river from Del Rio, Texas. The Wolfman's name came from a trend of the 1950's when disc jockeys took nicknames such as Moondog or Hound dog. He enjoyed horror movies, so he took the name Wolfman. His trademark was his Wolfman howl and gravelly voice. He married Lucy Lamb on July 1, 1960 and they were married until his death. They had 2 children together. In 1970 he began an association with Armed Forces Radio that would last until 1986. He had a hit on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1972 titled "I Ain't Never Seen." He was in numerous TV shows and movies. He was in the movie "American Graffiti" in 1973 as a Disc Jockey. He also appeared in part II of "American Graffiti" titled "More American Graffiti." He appeared on the TV series "What's Happening" in 1976 and was also the host of his own show titled "The Wolfman Jack Show" that same year. In 1978 Wolfman appeared in the movie "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." He also played host on a weekly TV show called The Midnight Special for eight years, leaving in 1982. He appeared as himself in the TV series "Wolf Rock TV" in 1984. Wolfman appeared in the movie "Mortuary Academy" in 1988. He was in the made for TV movie "Deadman's Curve" and he did several episodes of the TV series "Emergency." The last movie he appeared in was titled "Midnight" in 1989. He wrote his autobiography titled, "Have Mercy!: Confessions of the Original Rock 'N' Roll Animal" in 1995. He made his final syndicated radio broadcast from a Planet Hollywood restaurant in Washington D.C. on Friday Night June 30, 1995. He died in Belvedere, North Carolina from a heart attack. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1996.  (bio by: Jane Stacy Eubanks) 
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  Joy Renee "Joy Jack" Smith (1961 - 1998)*
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Cause of death: Heart failure
Smith Family Estate Cemetery
Perquimans County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Jun 15, 2005
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