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Durward Kirby
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Age:97
Birth Date:August 24, 1912
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
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DURWARD KIRBY
Durward Kirby

Biography:Durward Kirby (August 24, 1912, Covington, Kentucky - March 15, 2000, Fort Myers, Florida (congestive heart failure)), sometimes credited as Durwood Kirby, was a 20th Century American television personality.

Kirby is most noted as a host, announcer, and sketch comic, particularly on the Garry Moore show and later on Candid Camera, where he served as Allen Funt's sidekick from 1961 through 1966.

Kirby, who was born in Kentucky but was graduated from high school in Indianapolis, Indiana, attended Purdue University, but dropped out to begin his career as a radio announcer. He hosted the Club Matinee show with Moore on the NBC Blue radio network before moving to the then-infant television medium in 1949 as an announcer for advertisements (performed live in TV's early days). He was a regular on Moore's television shows, which appeared intermittently from 1950 to 1968. He also appeared as a host, announcer, or guest on several other television programs.

Kirby, who was a lanky 6'4", projected a mellow personality that served well as a foil for the bigger stars he worked with and was helpful to advertisers whose products he pitched.

Kirby also published three books: "My Life, Those Wonderful Years"; "Bits and Pieces of This and That"; and a children's book.

His name of Durwood Kirby was spoofed in the animated TV series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show as a man's hat with special powers called the Kerwood Derby. Mr. Kirby considered suing in court for damages for this public abuse of his name. However, a wise attorney pointed out this fact: when the news was distributed by the newspapers that Kirby had sued over the "Kerwood Derby", that fact would throw ever-increasing publicity upon "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" and its creators, benefiting them from the increased recognition. Thus, Kirby was dissuaded from suing, and the subject was dropped by him.


Chinese Horoscope for Durward Kirby
Includes characteristics and Vices
Durward Kirby's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 18, 1912 - February 05, 1913
Birthday: August 24, 1912

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Appeal
Influence
Thrift
Sociability
Intellectual Skill
Charisma
Vices:
Nervousness
Verbosity
Acquisitiveness
Thirst for Power
Guile
Meddling


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Durward Kirby's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: August 24, 1912

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Durward Kirby's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: August 24, 2009

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

 

 

 

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