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October 31, 2014
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A Major Award!
Shep received a "Doctor of Letters" from New England College in 1986 where he also gave the commencement address that year. Thaks to Steve Glazer and Frank Hall for the info.
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October 16, 2014
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Remembering Shep
"I was this kid see. . ."
It has been 15 years since Jean Parker Shepherd passed away. He once said: "Can you imagine 4,000 years passing, and you're not even a memory? Think about it, friends. It's not just a possibility. It is a certainty." Only 3,985 more years to go! Thanks to the many fans who recorded his shows, we will be able to enjoy Shep's distinct voice and form of humor for many more years. Shep has the distiction of having succeeded in just about every form of medium in the entertainment business. Radio, TV, Records, Books, Magazines, Live Stand-up Performances, Off-Broadway Acting, and even Commercials were all in his portfolio.
  Listen to some Shep. . .
October 15, 2014
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Author will be portrayed
Actor Bennett Ayers will portray noted writer and storyteller Jean Shepherd (1921-99), the author of "A Christmas Story," Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, Madison. Ayers will recount stories about Shepherd's childhood in Hammond, as well as his career in radio and as a writer, according to a press release.
>>> Batesville Herald-Tribune <<<
October 12, 2014
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Jean Shepherd's FIRST wife
Thanks to Steve Glazer we now have confirmation of the longtime rumor of Shep's 1st marriage, (before Joan Warner, 1950). It was to a girl named Barbara Mattoon who was not only from Hammond but also worked at WJOB while Shep was there. This brings the total number of wives to 4. Barbar Mattoon (1947), Joan Warner (1950), Lois Nettleton (1960-67), and Leigh Brown (1977-98).
  More about Shep's 1st wife. . .
October 11, 2014
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Early Radio Station Jobs
It had been thought that Shep was on station WLEC in Sandusky Ohio for some time in 1948, but as it turns out that was the female singer Jean Shepherd. However, it has been discovered that he did spend time at two other stations in Toledo, Ohio. These were WTOD (1947-1951) and WSPD dates unknown. His time at WKRC had been confirmed to as late as April 27, 1949, about a month more that previously thought. Thanks to Steve Glazer
  Radio Station Page. . .

 

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October 1963
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Celebrity Register:
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December 1, 1973
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The Ferrari in The Bedroom, by Jean Shepherd
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September 1999
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People in the News
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November 11, 2002
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Rainbow Quest:
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May 1, 2005
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The Education Of A Comics Artist
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August 10, 2005
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The Railroad in American Fiction:
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April 29, 2014
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Mastering the Craft of Writing:
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April 13, 2015
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The Camaro in the Pasture:
 
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