|Birthname||Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr.|
|born on||11 August 1920 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )|
|Place||Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39|
|Timezone||CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||18°54' 18°05 Asc. 06°40'|
American entertainer and singer with the Kay Kayser band, became an MC. In clubs and theaters and a TV host of his own show in '60s and '70s, He won an Emmy in 1967 for best individual achievement in daytime programming. His was the first syndicated TV show to win an emmy and the program, ""The Mike Douglas Show"" ran for 20 years. A genial host, he interviewed many newsworthy people from politician to entertainer but always in a gentle, non-probing way.
Born the son of the son of a railway freight agent and a homemaker, Douglas landed a gig as a teenager, crooning on a Great Lakes cruise ship. After World War II, he moved to California and sang for his paycheck with various big bands and small-venue shows. Shortly afterward, he returned to Chicago, where he hosted the musical ""Hi, Ladies"" on TV, but his career foundered. In 1961 he was approached to host a talk show which became known as ""The Mike Douglas Show"" and lasted until 1981. In 1999, he wrote his memoir ""I'll Be Right Back: Memories of TV’s Greatest Talk Show.”
He was married for 62 years to his wife Genevieve, and they had three daughters.
The TV host and entertainer died on his 86th birthday, August 11, 2006 at 5:30 AM in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, according to his wife, who did not know the cause of death. Douglas had been admitted to the hospital the day prior.
- Work : Begin Major Project 1961 (The Mike Douglas Show)
- Work : End Major Project 1981 (The Mike Douglas Show)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 (Memoir)
- Death, Cause unspecified 11 August 2006 (On his 86th birthday in Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
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B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher. Pt notes that most Internet records and obituaries give 1925 as his birth year but birth certificate clearly says 1920 and the 1930 census data lists him as being 9 as of Jan 1 1930.The obituary in the NY Times, while giving his age at death as 81, acknowledges that other sources give a birthdate in the earlier 1920s. Rodden's personal files also give 1925 from secondary sources, changed to 1920 upon receipt of the birth certificate.
- Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (62 years until his death)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three daughters)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Died on his 86th birthday)
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Secondary)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
- Notable : Awards : Emmy (1967)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book