Can You Identify These Announcers?

The Television Production Music Museum is attempting to identify the announcers for six television shows, including four Warner Brothers productions from the late 1950s/early 1960s: 77 Sunset Strip (1958-1964), The Roaring 20’s (1960-1962), Cheyenne (1955-1963) and Bourbon Street Beat (1959-1960). This isn’t something I was able to help with but I’m hoping somebody out there reading this may be able to help.

You can listen to audio files from the shows in question at the Museum’s website. The announcer can be heard listing the cast during the opening credits/opening theme song and occasionally promoting a sponsor’s products. Even production material from the Warner Bros. Archives at the University of Southern California couldn’t help uncover the identities of these mystery announcers. If you recognize any of the announcers please contact the Television Production Music Museum at the e-mail address found here.

5 Replies to “Can You Identify These Announcers?”

  1. I’ve heard the excerpts from the soundtracks- and I can’t identify ONE of them. Warner Bros. was good at using “generic” announcers in its openings, sponsor I.D.’s, bumpers {“Now, back to- ‘MAVERICK’!”}, and occasional closings during the ’50s and early ’60s….I wish I could be of more help!

  2. I would swear that 77 Sunset Strip announcer is Art Gilmore but the accent is a little off. Also could be Hal Gibney but… don’t know… Have been wondering for a while.

  3. I’m wondering too. The 77 announcer also did Cheyenne. Dick Tufeld did Hawaiian Eye and Surfside 6.
    I would love to know the 77 announcer. This has haunted me for 50 years!

  4. I’m fairly sure, just based on earballing it, that the announcer on 77 Sunset Strip is Ed Reimers, perhaps best known for his long-running series of ads for Allstate Insurance (“You’re in good hands with Allstate”).

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