Thomas Garrison Morfit III, Moore entered show business as a radio personality in the 1940s

Garry Moore (January 31, 1915 – November 28, 1993) was an American entertainer, game show host and comedian. Starting in 1937, he worked for Baltimore radio station WBAL as an announcer, writer, and actor/comedian. He used his birth name until 1940, when, while on the air announcing Club Matinee hosted by Ransom Sherman at NBC, Chicago, Sherman held a radio contest to find a more easily pronounceable one. "Garry Moore" was the winning entry, which was submitted by a woman from Pittsburgh who received a prize of $100.[5] It was on Club Matinee where he met his long-time friend and broadcasting partner, Durward Kirby. In the years that followed, Moore appeared on numerous network radio shows. He started out as an announcer and then as support for broadcast personalities, one of whom was Jimmy Durante.

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