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 Willis C. Conover, Jr

Willis C. Conover, Jr

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 17 May 1996 (aged 75)
Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Columbarium 4 R-11-2
Memorial ID 2370 · View Source
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Music Producer, Broadcaster. Born in Buffalo, New York, for over forty years he was known as the Voice of America. As a Disk Jockey, he began broadcasting in 1955, in Washington, D.C., with the “Voice of America Jazz Hour". Gaining International popularity, he became a symbol of hope at the peak of the cold war with an estimated 30 million listeners in Eastern Europe, Soviet Union and as many as 100 million others worldwide. As a producer, he fronted jazz concerts at the White House, the Newport Jazz Festival, for movies, television and was chairman of the jazz panel of the National Endowment for the Arts. He died of cancer at age 75 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2370
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willis C. Conover, Jr (18 Dec 1920–17 May 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2370, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .