Godfrey, Arthur

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Name
Godfrey, Arthur Gender: M
born on 31 August 1903 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place New York NY, USA, 40n42, 74w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°56' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°52 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 07°34'



Biography

American entertainer, a radio announcer, singer, aviator, farmer, business executive, guitarist and ukulele player, a true renaissance man who cloaked his versatility under the guise of a home-spun good 'ole boy. He was nominated for TV Emmys as the Most Outstanding Kinescoped Personality of 1949 and as the Most Outstanding Personality in 1962 and 1963.

Godfrey was an entertainment mainstay in the eyes of the American public until his propensity for callousness became a matter of public expose. On the evening show of 10/19/1953, he waited until his very popular singer, Julius LaRosa had finished his performance and announced, "Thank you, Julie. That was lovely. And that, folks, was Julie's swan song." LaRosa's public and humiliating firing caused a stir of controversy. Some said this was Godfrey's calculating way of keeping his name in the news but if so, was certainly a matter of poor judgment. Many of his former fans left his programs along with LaRosa when his Mr. Nice Guy image was forever damaged.

Godfrey had one of the first plastic hip transplants in 1953 and made a dramatic recovery from lung cancer in 1959 which he made public on his TV show. He died of pneumonia and emphysema on 3/16/1983.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death by Disease 16 March 1983 (Pneumonia and emphysema, age 79)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1949 (Nominated for Emmy)
  • Work : Gain social status 1962 (Nominated for Emmy)
  • Work : Gain social status 1963 (Nominated for Emmy)
  • Work : Lose social status 19 October 1953 (Public humiliation of performer)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 1953 (Hip replacement surgery)
  • Health : End remission 1959 (From lung cancer)

Source Notes

LMR quotes Evelyn Michaels, from him, 1979. Dana Holliday had Hasbrough Heights, NJ, 1: 59 AM EST. AFA had 8/30/1903, 11:54 AM in 5/1959. PC had 8/31/1903, 2:30 AM as "personal"

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Ukelele, guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer (Radio announcer)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Emphysema (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Terminal)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Hip replacement)

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