Garroway, Dave

Garroway, (David) Dave

(1913–82) television host; born in Schenectady, N.Y. Originally a disk jockey on Chicago radio, he appeared in his own variety show, Garroway-at-Large (1949–51) on National Broadcasting Company (NBC)-TV. The first Today host (1952–61), he later hosted Wide, Wide World (1955–58), also on NBC. Retiring after his wife's death, he later worked on National Educational Television's show, Exploring the Universe (1961–62).
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