Richard Lane

Richard Lane

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Richard Lane (May 28, 1899 – September 5, 1982) was an American television announcer and actor who made his mark broadcasting wrestling and roller derby shows on KTLA-TV, mainly from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. Lane was born in 1899 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin to a farm family. Early in life he developed talents for reciting poetry and doing various song-and-dance acts. By his teenage years, he was doing an "iron jaw" routine in circuses around Europe and worked as a drummer touring with a band in Australia. After the decline of vaudeville, Lane obtained extensive work in motion pictures and was best known at the time for playing Inspector John or William Faraday or Farraday (depending on the film) in all fourteen Boston Blackie Columbia Pictures features starring Chester Morris, starting with Meet Boston Blackie in 1941. During World War II, he appeared as emcee with USO troops entertaining G.I.s. His unit appeared at Fort MacArthur in September 1944. Lane also announced for the Jalopy Derby and Destruction Derby at Ascot Park, Gardena California. Lane also played Faraday in the first radio version of Boston Blackie, which ran on NBC from June 23, 1944 to September 15, 1944.
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    Acting
    Place of birth
    Rice Lake, Wisconsin, USA
    Birthday
    5/27/1899
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Brother Orchid
6.4
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Charlie Chan in Honolulu
6.5
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The Return of the Whistler
5.9
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
6.8
Arabian Nights
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5.9
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The Jackie Robinson Story
6.4
Two O'Clock Courage
Two O'Clock Courage
6.2
A-Haunting We Will Go
A-Haunting We Will Go
6
The Admiral Was a Lady
The Admiral Was a Lady
6.1
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5.2
The Shaggy D.A.
The Shaggy D.A.
5.7
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Boston Blackie's Rendezvous
4.4
Alias Boston Blackie
Alias Boston Blackie
5.5
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood
5
Boston Blackie and the Law
Boston Blackie and the Law
6
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture
5.6
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After Midnight with Boston Blackie
5.7
A Close Call for Boston Blackie
A Close Call for Boston Blackie
4.9
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Time to Kill
5.5
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion
5.5
Confessions of Boston Blackie
Confessions of Boston Blackie
6.1
Trapped by Boston Blackie
Trapped by Boston Blackie
6.6
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Meet Boston Blackie
6.3
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One Mysterious Night
5.9
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5.7
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Time Out for Rhythm
6.2
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The Chance of a Lifetime
6.2
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The Phantom Thief
5.3
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Mr. Moto in Danger Island
7
The Big Wheel
The Big Wheel
5.8
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Dr. Broadway
5
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1.5
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Wise Girl
7
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Drums of the Congo
0
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Flight from Glory
5.5
Crashing Hollywood
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5.8
Girl on the Spot
Girl on the Spot
0
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The Outcasts of Poker Flat
6
This Marriage Business
This Marriage Business
4.8
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5.8
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Sued for Libel
5.4
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Sioux City Sue
0
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7
The Dummy Owner
The Dummy Owner
0
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8
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Fired Wife
4.8
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Exposed
5
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Go Chase Yourself
4.5
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The Day the Bookies Wept
5
Mr. Doodle Kicks Off
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9
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Union Pacific
6.5
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6.5
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4.5
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6
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3.5
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6.9
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Everybody's Doing It
5
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5.8
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0
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The Cowboy and the Blonde
0
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Ain't Love Cuckoo?
0
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The Life of the Party
5.2
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5.5
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4.5
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The Amazing Mr. Williams
5.8
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4
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6.8
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The Penalty
6
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6.8
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Mutiny on the Blackhawk
0
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News Is Made at Night
4.5
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Nick Carter, Master Detective
5.7
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Shake, Mr. Shakespeare
5
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Out of the Blue
6.1
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Air Force
6.3
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Bermuda Mystery
6
Mr. Winkle Goes to War
Mr. Winkle Goes to War
6
Tenth Avenue Angel
Tenth Avenue Angel
6.1
Ride, Kelly, Ride
Ride, Kelly, Ride
0
Main Street Lawyer
Main Street Lawyer
2
The Biscuit Eater
The Biscuit Eater
6.3
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Sandy Is a Lady
0
For Love or Money
0
His Exciting Night
3
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Take It Big
0
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A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob
4.7
There's a Girl in My Heart
There's a Girl in My Heart
0
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Navy Blues
4
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I Can Get It for You Wholesale
5.8
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Unexpected Father
0
Riders of the Purple Sage
Riders of the Purple Sage
0
Respect the Law
Respect the Law
0
Drunk Driving
Drunk Driving
5.2
Free, Blonde and 21
Free, Blonde and 21
8
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Wonder Man
6.6
Ride 'Em Cowboy
Ride 'Em Cowboy
5.8
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For the Love of Pete
0
Punch and Beauty
Punch and Beauty
0
Pardon My Terror
Pardon My Terror
0
Ears of Experience
0
Super-Sleuth
Super-Sleuth
5
Quicksand
Quicksand
6.1
The Jitters
0
I'm from the City
I'm from the City
5
Bowery to Broadway
Bowery to Broadway
0
To the Shores of Tripoli
To the Shores of Tripoli
5.1
Swing Your Partner
Swing Your Partner
0
Miss Mink of 1949
Miss Mink of 1949
0
Corvette K-225
Corvette K-225
6.2
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Crazy House
5
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Brazil
5.2
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The Saint in New York
6.2
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The Woman I Love
0
Joy of Living
Joy of Living
5.7
Hellzapoppin'
Hellzapoppin'
7.1
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It Ain't Hay
6.5
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Here Come the Co-eds
5.8
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The Last Warning
7
The Babe Ruth Story
The Babe Ruth Story
5.9
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San Antonio Rose
7
Gentleman Joe Palooka
Gentleman Joe Palooka
0
Hero for a Day
Hero for a Day
0
Gung Ho!
Gung Ho!
5.3
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Should Wives Work?
6
High Blood Pleasure
0
Training for Trouble
0
I Wanted Wings
I Wanted Wings
5.1
For Beauty's Sake
For Beauty's Sake
0
Danger Patrol
Danger Patrol
5.3
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Youth Will Be Served
1
Dead End Kids Go To War
0
Many Unhappy Returns
Many Unhappy Returns
0
Slightly Terrific
Slightly Terrific
4.5
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0
Wedding Belle
0
Pardon My Lamb Chop
0
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0
Flung by a Fling
0
He's in Again
0
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Everybody's Dancin'
0
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6.1
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Song of Scheherazade
5.8
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6.5
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3
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Butch Minds the Baby
0
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