James Wallington

James Wallington
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James Wallington
Radio: South side of the 6600 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Radio Host
Born Sept. 15, 1907 in Rochester, NY
Died Dec. 22, 1972 in Arlington, Va.

Jimmy Wallington, as he was known, is considered one of the early "golden boys" of radio.

Although he was known for his participation in many civic activities in Southern California during his years here, his greatest fame came when he was the announcer on the Eddie Cantor and Fred Allen radio shows of the '30s and '40s. He originally came to the West Coast with the Cantor show.

Wallington also was one of television's first network disc jockeys when in 1952, for the National Broadcasting Co., he played music and interviewed film figures from a glass booth in the old Ciro's nightclub on Sunset Boulevard.

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