Arthur Godfrey

Arthur Godfrey

  • Born on
    • August 31st, 1903
  • Died on
    • March 16th, 1983
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who was sometimes introduced by his nickname, "The Old Redhead". No television personality of the 1950s enjoyed more clout or fame than Godfrey until an on-camera incident undermined his folksy image and triggered a gradual decline; the then-ubiquitous Godfrey helmed two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television mid-morning show through most of the decade but by the early 1960s found himself reduced to hosting an occasional TV special. Arguably the most prominent of the medium's early master commercial pitchmen, he was strongly identified with many of his many sponsors, especially Chesterfield cigarettes and Lipton Tea. After many years for Chesterfield (during which Godfrey came up with the idea and slogan "Buy 'em by the carton"), he severed the relationship during one of his television programs, when his doctors convinced him that his lung cancer was due to smoking. Subsequently, he became a prominent spokesman for anti-smoking education. Description above from the Wikipedia article Arthur Godfrey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (3 Credits)

1968Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! as The Bishop: The 'In' GroupWatch Free
1966The Glass Bottom Boat as Axel Nordstrom
19634 for Texas as Mr. Godfrey

Himself (2 Credits)

1979Angels' Brigade as Himself
1977Citizens Band as Himself (voice)

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