Tom Breneman

Tom Breneman
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Tom Breneman
Radio: South side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Radio Host
Born June 18, 1900 in Waynesboro, PA
Died April 28, 1948 of heart attack in Encino, Calif.

Tom Breneman was a noted radio host in the 1940s and owned a popular restaurant in Hollywood named Tom Breneman's.

Breneman entered radio in 1927. His career included singing, acting, writing, producing and even managing radio stations.

With several friends he conceived the idea of his breakfast program and went on the air Jan. 13, 1941. It was then called "Breakfast at Sardi's." In the mid-'40s he acquired his own restaurant and changed his show to "Breakfast in Hollywood." The program was one of the most popular ABC daytime shows.

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