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Bob Crane

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Birth Name: Bob Crane
Born: 07/13/1928
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
Death Place: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Died: 06/29/1978

Born Robert Edward Crane in Waterbury, CT on July 13, 1928, the future radio and television star grew up the younger of two sons in a Roman Catholic family. Far more interested in playing music than hitting the books, Crane earned a reputation as a class clown in high school before dropping out to pursue a musical career. A gifted drummer, Crane performed with a number of dance bands and even a symphony orchestra for a time before he got married in 1949. Unable to support himself and his newlywed wife on a drummer's pay, however, Crane reluctantly abandoned his musical ambitions to go in search of a real job.

As luck would have it, Crane found a vocation that allowed him the best of both w... Continue Bio >>

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