TV subcategories ...
- Vintage TV shows featuring alumni
- Alumni actors in contemporary shows
- Off-screen stars in contemporary TV
- Sports commentators
- Reality TV, live TV shows
- Televised opera performances
Emmy-winning producer, creator, writer, narrator, author.
Writer, producer, director who received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series for "WKRP in Cincinnati."
Tony-winner composer and lyricist. Also an actor.
(1919–91; aka Ernest Ford as a student)
Grammy-winning singer, composer and TV series host. Received an Emmy nomination in '55 for Most Outstanding New Personality. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1990. Appeared on more than 100 TV programs and recorded 18 soundtrack titles. His biggest hit "Sixteen Tons" has been credited for kicking off the Rock and Roll era of the 1950s.
(left UC to join the Marine Corps)
Actor who appeared in 104 TV shows. Also recorded an album of popular songs and sang on the Ed Sullivan, Dinah Shore and Jackie Gleason variety shows. Once staged and directed a company of "Guys and Dolls" that toured Vietnam, Thailand and Japan for the troops. Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1992. Born Hugh Charles Krampe.
A legendary Dixieland trumpeter, often called "King of the Trumpet." Grammy winner.
Executive director of the Ruth Lyons' “50-50 Club” on WLW TV and associate producer of the “Bob Braun Show” during a career lasting from 1945-84. Afterward, she ran the annual Ruth Lyons Children’s Christmas Fund campaign until the late 1980s or early ’90s.
Those who remember the Ruth Lyons' show will recall her steadfast assistant Elsa who would hand-model products, demonstrate products in table settings and create popular contests for the show. In 1952, Bill Myers, a long-time Cincinnati radio and TV host and broadcaster, was hired by WLW, where he worked on her TV program. He remembers Else fondly:
“Elsa was comfortable with everyone she met. She was extremely intelligent, a talented poet and songwriter, and could write wickedly funny song parodies that graced the Ruth Lyons and Bob Braun TV programs from time to time. Television screens glowed less brightly when Elsa concluded her career in broadcasting.”
LINK: Read UC Magazine story about Elsa.
Composer. More than 400 film credits in all. He scored the following TV shows:
Popular singing and TV guest star. A ’52 movie was made of her life, starring Susan Hayward.
Writer who served as president of the Television Writers of America and the Television Branch of the Writers Guild of America.
Actress and singer who had two Tony nominations.
Composer, arranger, musical director, orchestrator, arranger and musical supervisor for 20 television productions and more than 50 Broadway productions, including the original "Streetcar Named Desire" with Marlon Brando ('47). He was the Tony Award's most nominated person in the Best Conductor and Musical Director category. He also founded and served as the first director of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop in New York City, cConsidered the foremost training ground for new writing voices. Engel also wrote musical-theater books, conducted recordings for Columbia Records and RCA Victor, and served as dean of American Musical Theatre.
LINK: See his Broadway credits.
Actor and announcer. Well-known radio and TV celebrity. Former UC community relations director.
LINK: See his obituary.