World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Hy Gardner

Article Id: WHEBN0002112147
Reproduction Date:

Title: Hy Gardner  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: What's Going On (TV series), Ray Barbuti, Tonight Starring Steve Allen, List of late-night American network TV programs, Jason Robards
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Hy Gardner

Hy Gardner
Hy Gardner on The Hy Gardner Show.
Born (1908-12-02)December 2, 1908
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died June 17, 1989(1989-06-17) (aged 80)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Journalist
Television personality
Game show panelist

Hy Gardner (December 2, 1908 – June 17, 1989), born in Manhattan, was an entertainment reporter and syndicated columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, host of Hy Gardner Calling, The Hy Gardner Show, and Celebrity Party, and an original celebrity panelist on the first incarnation of To Tell The Truth, along with Ralph Bellamy, Polly Bergen and Kitty Carlisle.[1] In 1957, Gardner also appeared on the show made up as a clown along with guest challenger (famous clown) Paul Jung. Gardner also played himself in the 1963 movie, The Girl Hunters with writer/friend Mickey Spillane.[2]

Career

In the early 1950s, Gardner began interviewing celebrities on the radio on his own show, Hy Gardner Calling. He had wanted to be a columnist for entertainment news as a young boy, and in 1951 he was hired by The Herald Tribune where he continued until 1966 when the paper closed. He wrote with a flair not seen in today's writers. The New York Times described it as an "art form".[1]

In 1953, Marilyn Boshnick became Hy Gardner's secretary. They married in 1958. At that time, Gardner was the interviewer of the guests on Spike Jones's short-lived Club Oasis comedy/variety show on NBC. Starting in 1967, he and Marilyn wrote a gossip column together, Glad You Asked That that was syndicated.[1]

Gardner's television interviews began in 1954 and continued until 1965. Mickey Spillane, who cast him in a mystery film in 1963, said upon Gardner's death: "He was an innovator. He did the split screen before Edward R. Murrow." Gardner also provided rocking chairs for his interview guests to relax them in.[1]

After split-screen interviews were replaced by in-studio interviews, the show was renamed The Hy Gardner Show. The Herald Tribune folded in 1966, and Hy and Marilyn Gardner moved from New York City to Miami. The Hy Gardner Show continued on television, and Celebrity Party debuted on radio and was syndicated.[2] Interviews continued until the mid-1980s. When Gardner died in 1989, his obituary in The New York Times was headlined "Hy Gardner, 80, Gossip Columnist and a Celebrity in His Own Right."

References

  1. ^ a b c d Goldman, Ari L. (June 19, 1989). "Hy Gardner, 80, Gossip Columnist And a Celebrity in His Own Right". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Staff and Wire Reports (June 20, 1989). "ities Hy Gardner, 80; Newspaper Celebrity Columnist". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 

External links

  • Hy Gardner Calling with guest Steve Allen (1958)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.