|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1910|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1986|
Los Angeles County
Bolton was born in Flushing, New York to Florence Youngling and Joseph Reeves Bolton II. By 1920, his parents were living in Manhattan where his father was a sales manager for hotel supplies.
He started his broadcast career in 1927 as a staff announcer for WOR in Newark, New Jersey. He was the announcer for DuMont Television Network's talent show Doorway to Fame in 1947, but he left DuMont for WPIX on May 15, 1948 to be a news announcer and weatherman.
On January 17, 1955, he appeared as "Officer Joe Bolton" and hosted The Clubhouse Gang, and showed the Little Rascals. WPIX lost the rights to The Little Rascals, and in September 1958, he switched to hosting The Three Stooges Funhouse. This program aired on weekdays at 5:30 pm. He showed Three Stooges shorts until May 7, 1970. At one time, he showed Dick Tracy cartoons as "Police Chief Joe".
Bolton also acted in The Outlaws Is Coming (1965), the last feature film by The Three Stooges. He and eight other hosts of local television shows for children were cast as villains. Bolton retired in 1975 to Santa Monica, California, and died in 1986 at Santa Monica Hospital of a heart attack.
Bolton has two children: a daughter, Catherine Bolton of Manhattan, and a son, Joseph Reeves Bolton IV of Port Salerno, Florida
Joseph Reeves Bolton (1873 - 1950)
Florence Youngling Bolton Collinson (1883 - 1981)
Created by: John
Record added: Feb 01, 2013
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