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 Art Gilmore

Art Gilmore

Birth
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Death 25 Sep 2010 (aged 98)
Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Woodlands section, Niche Rock 115
Memorial ID 59564220 · View Source
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Voice Artist, Actor. Best remembered as the 'voice' for such hit television shows as "The Red Skelton Show " and "Highway Patrol", he had a career that spanned over 60 years. Gilmore was born in Tacoma, Washington. He studied speech at Washington State University, and became an announcer on the campus radio station. Leaving school in 1935, he then became staff announcer at KOL in Seattle. In 1936 he moved to California and became a staff announcer for radio station KFWB in Hollywood, and later moved to the CBS-owned station KNX as a news reader. He served his country during World War II as a fighter-director US Navy officer aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. Returning home after the war he worked as an announcer on the shows "Amos 'n' Andy," "Dr. Christian," "Red Ryder" and "The Sears Radio Theater." With the growing popularity of television in the 1950s, he was the announcer for "The George Gobel Show," then "The Red Skelton Show" for the next 16 years. He was also the narrator on the television series "Mackenzie's Raiders," "Men of Annapolis" and "Highway Patrol." As an actor he made appearances in the television shows "Dragnet," "Emergency!," "Adam-12" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Gilmore's voice could be heard on more than 2,500 movie trailers, including those for, "Vertigo," "It's A Wonderful Life," "War of the Worlds," "Bye Bye Birdie" and "White Christmas." He worked into the 1970s, with his last appearance as a radio announcer on "The Walton's." He retired from show business, but returned briefly in 2001 as the voice of "The Moon" in the motion picture "Moonbeams." Gilmore also served as the president of American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). He passed away from natural causes in Irvine, California.

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  • Originally Created by: katzizkidz
  • Added: 3 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59564220
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Art Gilmore (18 Mar 1912–25 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59564220, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .