Papers

Life in Pittsburgh

Business Correspondence

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Cards and Licenses

How to Announce for Radio and Television

This was one of a series of books released in 1956; other titles included How to Write for Television and How to Direct for Television. Bill was one of a dozen early radio & TV personalities who penned essays for this volume. Other contributions were written by Bud Collyer, John Reed King, Johnny Olsen, Dick Stark (the commercial announcer for several years on What's My Line?) among others.

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Walk a Mile script

Fred Wostbrock

Fred Wostbrock was a dedicated fan who wrote a fan letter to Bill as a child. When Fred grew up, he formed a friendship with Bill and Ann, later becoming the executor of Bill's estate. Early Game Show Network viewers may remember him as "Mr. Game Show." He was one of the co-authors of The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows.

July 1990 press release

The week before Bill's death, his manager George Spota and friend Fred Wostbrock, who would be tasked with being the executor of Bill's estate, sent out a press release to newspapers recapping Bill's career--in essence, publishing his obituary in advance. Bill died on July 7, 1990.

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