Shannon, Paul

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Name
Shannon, Paul Gender: M
Paul Vincent Shannon
born on 11 November 1909 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Chartiers, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 80w03
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 18°39' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 03°11 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 15°58'



Paul Shannon (in the announcer booth at WTAE-TV, March 1975)
photo: Bruce.Graham.TV, license gfdl

Biography

American veteran radio announcer in the days before commercial television who worked for years at KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He hosted his own show as the Dream Weaver, reading romantic poetry to electric organ accompaniment in the style of Peter Grant on the famous Cincinnati radio program Moon River over WLW. He also hosted the syndicated science-focused program Adventures in Research with Thomas Phillips.

After moving to WTAE-TV, he became a Pittsburgh legend, particularly to the baby boom generation, as host of the popular children's television block Adventure Time.

He retired and moved to Lantana, Florida in 1975, and died there of brain cancer at age 80 on 25 July 1990.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 25 July 1990 (Brain cancer, age 80)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Brain
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Brain cancer)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star