Harry Martin

Harry Martin

Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, USA
Death 17 Feb 2008 (aged 81)
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 25843826 · View Source
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Television Personality

Harry Martin, whose real name was Harry Martin Uhlenberg, began his television career at Sacramento's KCCC TV as announcer/director and children's show host "Bonanza Bill".

In 1956 he moved to Sacramento's KCRA (where he would work for 33 years) to work as announcer/director and popular children's show host "Captain Sacto". Each show began with a shot of Harry landing a jet and radioing to the tower "Tell all the boys and girls I'm coming in!" After 7 years as "Captain Sacto", he became the afternoon movie host of "Martin at the Movies."

He then became an anchorman at KCRA and then was assigned the job of entertainment reporter. His "Show Biz" reports were also syndicated in Phoenix and the Bay Area.

He was the first person to film the Hollywood Playboy Mansion. He interviewed close to 2,000 celebrities including: Arnold Schwarzenegger; Ronald Reagan; Tom Hanks, Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, Bill Cosby and Tom Cruise. He was the first person to ever interview Goldie Hawn and the last person to interview Boris Karloff.

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  • Created by: Tami K.
  • Added: 8 Apr 2008
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