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Walter Winschel (Winchell Walter)

Born: 1897 AD
Died: 1972 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Journalist


1897 - Born on the 7th of April in New York City.

1924 - He was given a show-business column, “On-Broadway,” in the New York Evening Graphic, which he conducted for five years.

1927 - He became its Western correspondent. This evolved into a full-time job, and Winchell's career as a gossip columnist was launched.

1932 - He introduced a weekly radio program.

1940 - Winchell broke the news of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to seek a third term.

1950 - He had turned arch-conservative, supporting Sen. Joseph McCarthy and noting with approval the increased blacklisting of actors, writers, and technicians in radio and television on suspicion of being Communists or Communist sympathizers.

1963 - He moved to the New York Daily Mirror, where his widely syndicated column appeared.

1963 - He served as the unseen narrator of the television drama series “The Untouchables”.
1972 - Died on the 20th of February in Los Angeles.


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