Larry Thor (Arnlelfur Lawrence Thorsteinson)

Larry Thor

A native of Lundar, Manitoba, Canada, Larry Thor was a soldier, a construction worker, a farmer, and a rancher before he went into broadcasting. His first experience in radio came in 1937 as an unpaid singer at CFAR in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. He soon became the writer for CFAR, a job he held for three years. From there he went to CKGB in Timmins as an announcer. Later, he moved to CKCL in Toronto as a newscaster. In 1946, he moved to the United States, joining the staff of KFAC in Los Angeles. Following that, Thor worked at KMPC, in Hollywood, California, as a newscaster and writer In 1948, he left KMPC and went to KNX in Hollywood as an announcer. Thor’s involvement with drama on radio began in Canada. In addition to his work as an announcer (noted above), he began his own company, Peak Radio Ltd., which produced radio dramas. During Thor’s time on American network radio, he was an announcer for Green Lama Rocky Jordan, and Suspense He was perhaps best known for starring in Broadway Is My Beat, playing Detective Danny Clover. He also was the announcer on the syndicated radio program, The Clyde Beatty Show. In 1964, Larry Thor recorded a 12-song album for children. Galloping on My Dinosaur was released on the Harmony label. Thor also wrote the music and lyrics for the songs in the album.

 

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Born

  • August, 27, 1916
  • Canada
  • Lundar, Manitoba

Died

  • March, 16, 1976
  • USA
  • Santa Monica, California

Cause of Death

  • heart attack

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