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Wolfman Jack

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Original Name
Robert Weston Smith
Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
Death
1 Jul 1995 (aged 57)
Belvidere, Perquimans County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
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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 Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the river from Del Rio, Texas. The Wolfman's name came from a trend of the 1950s 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 two 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 modeled on his own persona. He also appeared in the sequel 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 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, June 30, 1995. He died in Belvedere, North Carolina, from a heart attack. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1996.
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 Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico, just across the river from Del Rio, Texas. The Wolfman's name came from a trend of the 1950s 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 two 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 modeled on his own persona. He also appeared in the sequel 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 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, June 30, 1995. He died in Belvedere, North Carolina, from a heart attack. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1996.

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11176976/wolfman-jack: accessed ), memorial page for Wolfman Jack (21 Jan 1938–1 Jul 1995), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11176976, citing Smith Family Estate Cemetery, Belvidere, Perquimans County, North Carolina, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.