WALTER WINCHELL – BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1897

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Walter Winchell (April 7, 1897 – February 20, 1972) was a vaudeville
performer at first, and later a newspaper and radio commentator. He
invented the gossip column while at the New York Evening Graphic and
soon became a syndicated columnist at the New York Daily Mirror. He
made his radio debut at WABC in New York in 1930. In 1948 Winchell
had the top rated radio show when he surpassed Fred Allen and Jack
Benny. Later during his career, Walter received $25,000 an episode
to narrate The Untouchables on  ABC-TV for five seasons beginning
in 1959.

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July 11, 1938 issue

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