Arthur Godfrey Overview:

Actor, Arthur Godfrey, was born Arthur Morton Godfrey on Aug 31, 1903 in New York City, NY. Godfrey died at the age of 79 on Mar 16, 1983 in New York City, NY .



He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television, Radio and Recording. In addition, Godfrey was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame .

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He was a close friend of narrator Peter Thomas.

Was thought to have been at least the partial inspiration for the character of Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes in Elia Kazan's film A Face in the Crowd (1957). The character of Rhodes was that of a popular TV personality whose folksy image covered up the fact that he was a vicious, manipulative bully privately.

He made his radio debut in the mid-'20s on a radio talent show as a banjo player and singer. He later hosted his own musical/variety program, "Red Godfrey The Warbling Banjoist & His Uklelee Club.

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