Tom Breneman

Tom Breneman

Original Name Thomas Breneman Smith
Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Apr 1948 (aged 47)
Encino, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Evensong, Crypt 12273
Memorial ID 13010 · View Source
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Radio Personality. In the 1920s, he began his career in radio which included singing, acting, writing, producing and even managing radio stations. Relocating to Hollywood, he conceived the idea of his program "Breakfast at Sardi's," which went on the air on January 13, 1941. He soon acquired his own restaurant, Tom Breneman's Restaurant, located on Vine Street off Sunset Boulevard and changed his show to "Breakfast in Hollywood". The program aired (1941-48), and was one of the most popular ABC-Radio daytime shows of all time. He also was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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