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Also Known As: Died: August 25, 1992
Born: September 15, 1922 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia, USA Profession: TV personality, radio personality, producer

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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.

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.

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Began broadcasting career as a sportscaster at a radio station in Petersburg, Virginia
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Produced a twice-weekly shopping show in Charlotte, North Carolina starring his first wife Cathy Haynes in the 1960s
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Hosted the controversial local NYC talk show, "The Alan Burke Show"
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Worked as a radio personality on Philadelphia's WCAU
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wife:
Cathy Haynes. TV personality. Burke's first wife; starred in a twice-weekly shopping show produced by Burke in the 1950s; divorced.
wife:
Claire Canniff Burke.

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son:
David Burke. Survived him.
son:
Morris Burke. Survived him.
step-son:
Frank Maner Jr. Survived him.
step-daughter:
Claire Maner. Survived him.
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