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 Charlie O'Donnell

Charlie O'Donnell

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Nov 2010 (aged 78)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 60992440 · View Source
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Television Personality. He was best known as the longtime announcer for the popular TV game show "Wheel of Fortune" (1975 to 1980, 1988 until his death). Born in Philadelphia, his lengthy career in the entertainment industry began in radio during the 1950s, when he established himself as a successful disk jockey with WOR-FM in New York. His big break in television came in 1958, when he was selected to become the voice of the program "American Bandstand", hosted by O'Donnell's friend Dick Clark. He would remain with the series for ten years, finding his niche during the 1970s, as an announcer for numerous game shows including "The Gong Show", "The Joker's Wild", "The Newlywed Game" and "To Tell The Truth". In 1975, O'Donnell began serving his first stint as announcer on "Wheel of Fortune" (at the time hosted by Chuck Woolery); he returned in 1988 replacing popular TV personality Jack Clark after his death. In addition, he was the announcer for The Beatles at The Hollywood Bowl and Dodger Stadium in 1965, and worked on "The Academy Awards", "The Golden Globe Awards" and "The Emmy Awards".

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 1 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60992440
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charlie O'Donnell (12 Aug 1932–1 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60992440, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.