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 Clellan Card

Clellan Card

Birth
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 13 Apr 1966 (aged 62)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section 6, Block 29, Lot 2, Grave 1
Memorial ID 3761 · View Source
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If you grew up around a television set in the Twin Cities during the late fifties than you remember "Axel and His Dog" the most famous kids show in the history of local television. The show premiered on August 5th,1954 and ran for the next 12 years. The character of Axel became a local phenomenon. The television station sponsored an "Axel Day" at an amusement park and over 12,000 kids showed up to see their favorite television hero. Axel entertained children of all ages with riddles, zingers,and Knock-knock jokes sent in by the viewers. He used sound effects, Snorts, whistles, and a mangled Swedish accent. He soon became the hottest television personality in the Twin Cities. Also starting in the show was Don Stolz who played Towser the Dog and Tallulah the Cat. Few people knew that Clellan Card had Cancer. It was one of the saddest moments in the history of Twin Cities television on April 14th, 1966 when a co-star of the show told viewers Axel would not be returning to do the show: Card had died the day before of cancer.

Bio by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Oct 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3761
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clellan Card (24 Jun 1903–13 Apr 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3761, citing Resurrection Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .