Alan Burke

TV personality, Radio personality, Producer
Sharp-tongued host of a syndicated NYC talk show that was notorious for its emphasis on the sensational. "The Alan Burke Show" ran from 1966 to 1969 on what was then Metromedia's WNEW, New York. Burke's loudmouthed ... Read more »
Born: 09/14/1922 in Richmond, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Dead Man 1996 (Movie)

dailies projectionist (Projectionist)
Producer (1)

Kindred Spirits 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Sharp-tongued host of a syndicated NYC talk show that was notorious for its emphasis on the sensational. "The Alan Burke Show" ran from 1966 to 1969 on what was then Metromedia's WNEW, New York. Burke's loudmouthed approach to political discourse served as the model for the fleetingly popular "Morton Downey Jr Show" on WWOR-TV, New York. Programmer Larry Fraiberg was responsible for creating both shows.

Relationships

Claire Canniff Burke

Wife

David Burke

Son
survived him

Morris Burke

Son
survived him

Cathy Haynes

Wife
Burke's first wife starred in a twice-weekly shopping show produced by Burke in the 1950s divorced

Frank Maner

Step-Son
survived him

Claire Maner

Step-Daughter
survived him

Milestones

Hosted the controversial local NYC talk show, "The Alan Burke Show"

Produced a twice-weekly shopping show in Charlotte, North Carolina starring his first wife Cathy Haynes in the 1960s

Began broadcasting career as a sportscaster at a radio station in Petersburg, Virginia

Worked as a radio personality on Philadelphia's WCAU

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