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FISHER, EDWARD FLOYD

FISHER, EDWARD FLOYD

FISHER, EDWARD FLOYD (2 Aug. 1925-1 Feb. 1993) kept work-bound Clevelanders company for 20 years as the "morning man" on radio station WJW. A native of Butler, O., he was raised in Mansfield, O., and graduated from Mansfield High School before seeing service with the U.S. Marines in WORLD WAR II and the KOREAN WAR. Fisher broke into radio with WMAN in Mansfield and later worked for WHIZ in Zanesville, O. He married Nancy Snider of Zanesville in 1949. After free-lancing for such local radio stations as KYW (see WWWE), WERE, and WGAR, he moved to Cleveland in 1958 to take over the morning program for WJW. Fisher's show maintained a low-key format featuring his own piano playing and interviews with such guests as Benny Goodman, MARGARET HAMILTON, and Frank Sinatra. During the l960s he also worked in TELEVISION, entertaining children as "Bozo the Clown" on WJW-TV. His radio program was dropped by WJW in 1978, after which he worked for WBBG and WEOL in Willoughby. He left radio in 1986 to become a partner in Artco, Inc., a printing company in his home suburb of NORTH ROYALTON. Fisher also did some acting in local theaters, teaming with children's television personality Lynn Sheldon for an appearance in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple at the Cabaret dinner theater. Divorced from his first wife in 1976, Fisher later married and divorced Laura Fisher. He was survived by 5 children.