Morning: Gary Owens, and other entertainment Gar(r)ys

Today’s morning name was Gary Owens. From Wikipedia:

Gary Owens (born Gary Bernard Altman; May 10, 1934 – February 12, 2015) was an American disc jockey and voice actor. His polished baritone speaking voice generally offered deadpan recitations of total nonsense, which he frequently demonstrated as the announcer on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. Owens was equally proficient in straight or silly assignments and was frequently heard on television, radio and in commercials.

He was best known, aside from being the announcer on Laugh-In, for providing the voice of the titular superhero on Space Ghost. … Owens’ first cartoon voice acting was performing the voice of Roger Ramjet on the Roger Ramjet cartoons.

… Owens started his radio career in 1952 as a news reporter at KORN, Mitchell, South Dakota and two years later was promoted to news director.

In action:

I was then reminded of the many Garys and Garrys in the entertainment world. A sampling follows.

Gary Cooper:

Gary Cooper (born Frank James Cooper, May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film era through the end of the golden age of Classical Hollywood. (Wikipedia link)

Gary Busey:

Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944) is an American actor. He has appeared in films such as Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974),The Gumball Rally (1976), The Buddy Holly Story (1978), … [and more] (Wikipedia link)

Gary Sinise:

Gary Alan Sinise (… born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, and musician.

… Sinise is known for several memorable roles. These include George Milton in Of Mice and Men, Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump …, Harry S. Truman in Truman …, Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13, Detective Jimmy Shaker in Ransom, and George C. Wallace in the television film George Wallace … He is also known for starring as Detective Mac Taylor in the CBS series CSI: NY from 2004 to 2013. (Wikipedia link)

Gary Collins:

Gary Ennis Collins (April 30, 1938 – October 13, 2012) was an American film and television actor and award-winning talk show host.

… Collins hosted the Group W television talk show Hour Magazine from 1980 to 1988, and co-hosted the ABC television series The Home Show from 1989 to 1994. He was the host of the Miss America Pageant from 1982 to 1990. (Wikipedia link)

Garry Marshall:

Garry Kent Marshall (born November 13, 1934) is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His notable credits include creating Happy Days and its various spinoffs, developing Neil Simon’s 1965 play The Odd Couple for television, and directing Nothing In Common, Dear God, Pretty Woman, Frankie and Johnny, Runaway Bride, Georgia Rule, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve and Beaches. (Wikipedia link)

Garry Shandling:

Garry Emmanuel Shandling (born November 29, 1949) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his work in It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show. (Wikipedia link)

Garry Moore:

Garry Moore (January 31, 1915 – November 28, 1993) was an American entertainer, game show host and comedian best known for his work in television.

Moore entered show business as a radio personality in the 1940s and was a television host on several game and variety show programs from the 1950s, 1960s and the 1970s.

… He hosted The Garry Moore Show, and the game shows I’ve Got a Secret and To Tell the Truth. (Wikipedia link)

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