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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Hugh Malcom Downs  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1921 in Akron, Ohio

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Hugh lived in Illinois from 1943 to 1954. He worked at WMAQ in Chicago as an announcer, disc jockey, interviewer, and Master of Ceremonies on various radiio and television programs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hugh Downs is a retired American broadcaster, television host, producer, and author. The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University was named after the author.


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