Bill Leyden

Bill Leyden


Bill Leyden
TV: South side of the 6100 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Radio Host | TV Host
Born April 4, 1905 in Chicago, Ill.
Died March 11, 1970 of cerebral hemorrhage in Hollywood, CA

Bill Leyden was host of a variety of network television shows, including NBC's "You're Putting Me On," "Let's Face It," "Call My Bluff" and "Your First Impression."

A native of Chicago, where he worked as an NBC page while getting a degree in archeology from DePaul University, Leyden began his broadcast career as a radio announcer in Cleveland.

He continued his career as a disc jockey at radio stations in Los Angeles, and eventually moved up to television broadcast. His honors include a distinguished achievement award by TV Radio Life Magazine and an Emmy nomination in 1954 as the outstanding new male personality.

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