Dick Lane (announcer)

American actor and television announcer (1899–1982) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Richard Lane (May 28, 1899 – September 5, 1982) was an American actor and television announcer/presenter. In movies, he played assured, fast-talking slickers: usually press agents, policemen and detectives, sometimes swindlers and frauds. He is perhaps best known to movie fans as "Inspector Farraday" in the Boston Blackie mystery-comedies. Lane also played Faraday in the first radio version of Boston Blackie, which ran on NBC from June 23, 1944 to September 15, 1944.[1] Lane was an early arrival on television, first as a news reporter and then as a sports announcer, broadcasting wrestling and roller derby shows on KTLA-TV, mainly from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.[2]

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Dick Lane
Lane in The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)
Born
Richard Lane

(1899-05-28)May 28, 1899
DiedSeptember 5, 1982(1982-09-05) (aged 83)
Resting placePacific View Memorial Park, Orange County California
Occupations
  • Actor
  • television announcer
Years active1936–1978
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