Fred Foy Dead; Lived In Massachusetts
Wed Dec 22 15:29:48 EST 2010
It's truly the end of an era. According to the N Y Times, announcer Fred Foy died today here in Massachusetts
at the age of 89 (according to Wikipedia, he was a resident of Woburn...who knew?). He's the man who intoned what was
probably the most famous intro in radio:
"A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-yo Silver'...the Lone Ranger!
With his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led
the fight for law and order in the early West. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesterday...
the Lone Ranger rides again!"
Today of course it would have to be pointed out that if Silver travelled at the speed of light, he would achieve
infinite mass; also Tonto would be described as a Native-American.
BTW, Brace Beemer. the radio voice of LR, who was somewhat oder than Fred Foy, died in 1965.
Fun fact: if you rearrange the letters in his name you get "embrace beer". I did. Was this a SUBLIMINAL
ad before the term was coined?
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