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Walter Winchell
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    (April 7, 1897-February 20, 1972)
    Radio newscaster (NBC Blue Network 1931-44; ABC Radio 1944-??)
    Columnist for the now-defunct New York Daily Mirror (widely syndicated)
    Impetus for the Damon Runyon Memorial Cancer Fund, which raises funds for cancer research
    Famous for his rapid-fire opening 'Good evening Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea--let's go to press!,' followed by the rapid-fire clicking of a telegraph key
    He riled the passions of patriots.
    His style was too sophisticated and urbane.
    Some far-right zealots wanted him off the Naval Reserve after claiming that his visiting a daughter raised questions under the Mann Act.
    His delivery was stilted and rather nasal.
    Millions read and enjoyed his column, to find out what was going on in New York.
    He fought tirelessly against anti-Semitism and bigotry.

Credit: Iludium Phosdex

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