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William Conrad (September 27, 1920February 11, 1994), born William Cann, was an American actor and narrator in radio, film and television noted for his gifted use of a marvelous baritone voice, as well as for his sizable girth. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky. William Conrad in Cannon TV series This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... William Conrad in Cannon TV series This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Cannon was a detective series which ran on CBS from 1971 to 1976. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 95 days remaining. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The Narrator is the entity within a story that tells the story to the reader. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... This is an article on the voice type. ... The official logo of Louisville Metro Louisville (usually pronounced ; see Pronunciation below) is Kentuckys largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. ...


Starting work in radio in the late 1930s in California, Conrad went on to serve as a fighter pilot in World War II. He returned to the airwaves after the war, going on to accumulate over 7,000 roles in radio by his own estimate. // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air, August 9, 1945. ...


Conrad's deep, resonant voice led to a number of noteworthy roles in radio drama, most prominently his originating the role of Marshal Matt Dillon on the Western program Gunsmoke from 1952-61. He was considered for the role when the series was brought to television in 1955, but his increasing obesity led to the casting of James Arness. Other series to which Conrad contributed his talents included Escape, Suspense and The Damon Runyon Theater. Marshal Matt Dillon is a fictional character featured on both the radio and television versions of Gunsmoke. ... Justus D. Barnes, from The Great Train Robbery The Western is one of the classic American literary and film genres. ... Gunsmoke was a long-running old-time radio and television western drama program. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Arness (originally Aurness) (born May 26, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, a role he played for 20 years, to this day the longest any actor has played the same role on the same show in prime time. ... Escape was radios leading series of high adventure, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954. ... One of the premier programs of the Golden Age of Radio (now known as old-time radio), Suspense advertised itself as radios oustanding theater of thrills and was heard in one form or another from 1942 through 1962. ...


Among his various film roles, where he was usually cast as threatening figures, perhaps his most notable role was his first credited one, as one of the gunmen sent to eliminate Burt Lancaster in the 1946 film The Killers. He also appeared in Body and Soul (1947), Sorry, Wrong Number, Joan of Arc (both 1948), and The Naked Jungle (1954). Burt Lancaster (November 2, 1913 _ October 20, 1994) was an American film actor. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Killers, also known as Ernest Hemingways The Killers is a black and white film noir directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Burt Lancaster. ... Body and Soul is a film made in 1947 film noir film which tells the story of a boxer who becomes involved with a corrupt promoter. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1948 films | 1989 films | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Naked Jungle was a (1954) movie starring Charlton Heston and Eleanor Parker. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Moving to television in the 1960s, his first decade in the medium was largely marked by a return to voice work (most notably as narrator of The Fugitive from 1963-67) and the direction of Brainstorm in 1965; he narrated the Bullwinkle cartoons from 1959-64, and later performed the role of Denethor in the 1980 animated TV version of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Return of the King. But the 1970s saw him starring in the first of three detective series which would bring him an added measure of renown, Cannon, which ran from 1971-76. He later starred in both Nero Wolfe (1981) and Jake and the Fatman (1987-92). This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1960s. ... The Fugitive is an American network television dramatic series (ABC, 1963-1967) starring David Janssen as Dr. Richard Kimble, an innocent man falsely convicted for his wifes murder and sentenced to death, who escapes custody in a train wreck and begins a cross-country search for the one-armed... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brainstorm is a 1983 MGM horror/thriller/science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood (in her last film appearance). ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (also known as Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show) was a television animated series created and produced in the USA by Jay Ward. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Denethor II is the twenty-sixth and last Ruling Steward of Gondor. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... J. R. R. Tolkien in 1972, in his study at Merton Street (from by H. Carpenter) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. ... The Return of the King is an animated adaptation of the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien which was released by Rankin-Bass as a TV special in 1980. ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... Cannon was a detective series which ran on CBS from 1971 to 1976. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Nero Wolfe is a fictional detective created by the prolific American author Rex Stout in the 1930s and featured in dozens of books and short stories (many of them later collected into books). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jake and the Fatman was a television crime drama starring William Conrad and Joe Penny. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Conrad died at age 73 in Los Angeles, California and is interred at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery. He was elected to the Radio Hall of Fame in 1997. The Downtown Los Angeles skyline as seen from Hollywood. ... Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery is located at 6300 Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles, California, on the south edge of the San Fernando Valley by Burbank (and on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains from Hollywood). ... The National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum, an offshoot of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, recognizes and showcases those who have contributed to the development of the medium throughout its history in the United States. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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William Conrad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (313 words)
William Conrad (September 27, 1920 February 11, 1994), born William Cann, was an American actor and narrator in radio, film and television noted for his gifted use of a marvelous baritone voice, as well as for his sizable girth.
Conrad's deep, resonant voice led to a number of noteworthy roles in radio drama, most prominently his originating the role of Marshal Matt Dillon on the Western program Gunsmoke from 1952-61.
Conrad died at age 73 in Los Angeles, California and is interred at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery.
Radio Hall of Fame - William Conrad, Adventure / Drama (214 words)
One of radio’s consummate actors, William Conrad was born in September of 1920 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Conrad’s longest-running role was that of U.S. marshal Matt Dillon on the groundbreaking radio western Gunsmoke, which aired on CBS radio from 1952 to 1961.
William Conrad was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1997.
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