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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dave Garroway

Born July 13, 1913

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Dave Garroway Marker
Inscription.  Moving to St. Louis at age 14, David Garroway attended University City High School and Washington University. After training as a radio announcer while an NBC page in New York, he worked in Pittsburgh and then Chicago, where he returned after serving in World War II. His popular jazz radio show led to "Garroway at Large," perhaps the most innovative early television variety show. Recognizing the appeal of his unconventional and relaxed manner, NBC chose him in 1952 as the first host of "Today," the original national morning show. Transatlantic telecasts and an on-air chimpanzee exemplified the originality of David Garroway, the man who helped wake up a nation.
 
Erected 1996 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.372′ N, 90° 18.393′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Leland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is
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at or near this postal address: 6627 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marianne Moore (a few steps from this marker); Tom Eagleton (a few steps from this marker); Branch Rickey (a few steps from this marker); Clark Terry (a few steps from this marker); Dizzy Dean (a few steps from this marker); William Gass (a few steps from this marker); Johnnie Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); James B. Eads (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsWar, World II
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 10, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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