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Jack Horkheimer
Original name: Foley Arthur Horkheimer
Birth: Jun. 11, 1938
Columbia County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 2010
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA

Television Personality. Born Foley Arthur Horkheimer, he was the creator, writer, producer and host of the weekly television show "Star Gazer." The show began broadcasting nationally on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 1979 as "Star Hustler," after debuting locally in Miami, Florida, three years earlier. The show ran on PBS without interruption for an unprecedented 31 years, and was carried by over 200 PBS affiliates. The five minute television series was watched by an estimated six million viewers weekly, and focused on naked-eye astronomy, including planetary movements, star constellations, and lunar and solar events. In addition to hosting "Star Gazer," he also served as the executive director of the Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium for 35 years, and also appeared as a regular on the Cable News Network (CNN) as an astronomy advisor. He was the author of "Child of the Universe," "Star Bound" and "Mother Won't Let Me Ride in a Flying Saucer." He was known for his signature sign-off at the end of each telecast with the words "Keep looking up". His self-written epitaph, though not included on his headstone, was ""Keep Looking Up' was my life's admonition; I can do little else in my present position." He died at his home from complications of respiratory illness at the age of 72. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
Family links: 
  Arthur Philip Horkheimer (1904 - 1974)
  Mary Edmunda Foley Horkheimer (1903 - 1979)
  Patricia H. Horkheimer Suttles (1931 - 1989)*
  Jack Horkheimer (1938 - 2010)
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Annunciation Catholic Cemetery
Columbia County
Wisconsin, USA
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Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Aug 21, 2010
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Jack Horkheimer
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Look up to the Lord Jack!
- mav
 Added: Feb. 12, 2017

- a sincere fan
 Added: Nov. 18, 2016
Jack: I miss seeing you on your show and miss your sense of humor. I learned that you had erected your own grave marker and had written your own epitaph, which reads as follows:"Keep Looking Up was my life's admonition,I can do little else in my present p...(Read more)
- Brian M. Hass
 Added: May. 8, 2016
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