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  • Category: Radio
  • Unveiled: 27 Apr 1981
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Casey Kasem

Next star: Ward Bond
Previous star: Herb Alpert

Biography

Kasem at the 1989 Emmy Awards

Source: Wikipedia

Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, and actor, known for being the host of several music radio countdown programs, most notably American Top 40, from 1970 until his retirement in 2009, and for providing the voice of "Shaggy" Rogers in the Scooby-Doo franchise from 1969 to 1997, and again from 2002 until 2009.

Fact file

  • Born: Kemal Amen Kasem April 27, 1932 Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Died: June 15, 2014 (aged 82) Gig Harbor, Washington, U.S.
  • Resting place: Oslo Western Civil Cemetery in Norway
  • Education: Northwestern High School
  • Alma mater: Wayne State University
  • Occupation: Disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, actor
  • Years active: 1954–2009
  • Spouse(s): Linda Myers (m. 1972; div. 1979) Jean Thompson (m. 1980; his death 2014)
  • Children: Kerri, Julie, Mike (with Myers) Liberty (with Thompson)

Read more about Casey Kasem at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

amyweekly
Variety, 2018-09-02 07:48:39
In 1985, the year First Lady Nancy Reagan dropped a hyperactive “Just Say No” music video with Casey Kasem and LaToya Jackson, the DEA criminalized a new drug: ecstasy. “MDMA,” Angie Wang’s semi-autobiographical drama about her whirlwind freshman semester as the drug queen of a private college she couldn’t otherwise ...

florestc
Variety, 2018-04-17 20:28:24
Don Pitts, longtime voice-talent agent and radio personality, died on April 7. He was 90. Pitts represented a who’s-who of classic voice talent, including Orson Welles, Casey Kasem, June Foray, Wolfman Jack, Mel Blanc, Paul Winchell, Janet Waldo, Gary Owens, and many more. He was well-known for his kind and ...

Casey Kasem's Widow Will Not Face Criminal Charges
Billboard, 2015-05-23 00:44:00
Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio...

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