Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fred Foy, R. I. P.

Fred Foy, Famous for Lone Ranger Intro, Dies at 89 - "Fred Foy, the announcer best known for his passionate lead-in to 'The Lone Ranger,' has died at his Massachusetts home.

His daughter says he died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 89.

Nancy Foy says her father landed the job as the announcer on 'The Lone Ranger' radio program in 1948. Radio historian Jim Harmon says Foy's introduction and narration was so good it 'made many people forget there were others before him.'"

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


James Reasoner said...

Awww, man . . . Wasn't Foy also the announcer on Dick Cavett's late-night talk show? I seem to remember that from time to time Cavett would cajole him into saying, "Meanwhile, back at the arroyo . . ." Or did I imagine the whole thing?

Unknown said...

You're not imagining it. That was Foy on the Cavett show.

Tom said...

I thought he was already gone. For at least 20 years.

Dan said...

Tom, these folks have a way of dying long after they've left the scene.

"A fiery horse with the speed of lighgt..."