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Kirby Grant ...  Sky King / ... 72 episodes, 1952-1959
Gloria Winters ...  Penny King 72 episodes, 1952-1959
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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King, his niece Penny and their Cessna 310 airplane "Songbird" were constantly involved in one adventure after another. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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English

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16 September 1951 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Jimmy Buffett's song "Pencil Thin Mustache": "Writin' letters to Sky's niece Penny". See more »

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Western, a plane and a blonde
18 September 2003 | by skoylesSee all my reviews

As with many of us "of a certain age" (i.e., aged) "Sky King" was a huge part of childhood. It ignited a lifelong interest in airplanes as well as reinforcing another aspect of personality. No one else has bothered to mention that Penny was gorgeous! I recall not one plot and do remember thinking that, like several others, the early 50s series were overshadowed by the mid- to late-fifties Westerns.


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