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John Cameron Swayze (1906–1995)

John Cameron Swayze was born on April 4, 1906 in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He was an actor, known for Inside Detroit (1956), The Boston Strangler (1968) and Producers' Showcase (1954). He died on August 15, 1995. See full bio »

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Known For

Inside Detroit John Cameron Swayze, On-Screen Commentator
(1956)
The Boston Strangler T.V. Narrator
(1968)
Producers' Showcase The News Commentator
(1955)
Goodyear Playhouse Goodyear Pitchman
(1951)

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 1968 The Boston Strangler
T.V. Narrator
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
John Cameron Swayze (uncredited)
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1956 Inside Detroit
John Cameron Swayze, On-Screen Commentator
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
The News Commentator
- The Skin of Our Teeth (1955) ... The News Commentator
 1951 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Goodyear Pitchman
- The Copper (1951) ... Goodyear Pitchman
- October Story (1951) ... Goodyear Pitchman
 1950 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
Newscaster
- The Vine That Grew on Fiftieth Street (1950) ... Newscaster
 1948 Camel News Caravan (TV Series)
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Hosted "Camel News Caravan" early network news program. See more »
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Before he became the pitchman for Timex, he was a national TV newsman on the evening news in the early to mid 1950s. He always wore a flower on his lapel and every evening after delivering the major portion of the news would say "Hopscotching in the world of headlines." See more »

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