Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Two popular personalities leave Channel 5-October 4, 1956

Note:Since there hasnt been a lot of response to the messageboard since I put it up in early October, I've made the decision to discontinue it. I will, however over the next few weeks merge some of the History posts into the blog itself..Thanks to everybody who signed up..

Thursday, October 4, 1956. Cleveland Plain Dealer mentions WEWS' Bob Dale and Mary Ellen Sussex leaving the station..Dale had been with WEWS since 1948 and was probably the most popular personality at the time....

Mary Ellen had hosted Fun Farm since March 1955 after bringing the show from WSPD-TV 13 Toledo..

Dale spent more than 40 years in San Diego TV and passed away in 2008.

Mrs. Sussex continued Fun Farm and other shows in her new home at Tampa, Florida (WTVT-13) from 1957 through 1964.

Sadly, Mary Ellen passed away last April..She and her husband Clyde moved to Hawaii in 1980.

Blog written by TampaBay.com's Eric Deggans at the time of Mary Ellen's passing..


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