James Underwood Crockett

James Underwood Crockett

Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 11 Jul 1979 (aged 63)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 4674 · View Source
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Horticulturist. He is remembered as the original host for the popular PBS television show "The Victory Garden" that debuted on April 16, 1975 with the focus on home gardening. Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, he was selected as the show's host because he had written numerous volumes to Time-Life's "Encyclopedia of Gardening." Additionally, he authored several gardening books, including "Crockett's Victory Garden" (1977), "Crockett's Indoor Garden" (1978), and Crockett's Flower Garden" (1981). In 1978 he was nominated for a daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk, Service, or Variety Series. He died at the age of 63.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Underwood Crockett (9 Oct 1915–11 Jul 1979), Find a Grave Memorial no. 4674, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .