Wednesday, December 22, 2010

RIP Fred Foy

Fred Foy, famous for Lone Ranger intro, dead at 89

By Associated Press

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - Added 3 minutes ago

BOSTON — Fred Foy, the radio announcer best-known for calling out "Hi-Yo, Silver!" in his passionate lead-in to The Lone Ranger radio program, has died at his Massachusetts home.

His daughter, Nancy Foy, said her father died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 89.

Nancy Foy said her father began his career as an actor before landing the job as the announcer on the Lone Ranger show in 1948. Radio historian Jim Harson said Foy’s dramatic introduction, performed over and over for the live program, was so good it "made many people forget there were others before him."

Nancy Foy said to the end of his life, her father never tired of repeating the intro to anyone who would ask.

Fred Foy, who died at his Woburn, Mass., home, is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Foy, and their three children.

FOY, Fred (Frederick William Foy)
Born: 12/27/1921, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Died: 12/22/2010, Woburn, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Fred Foy's western - announcer, narrator:
The Lone Ranger (TV) - 1959-1957

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