Foster Hewitt

Foster William Hewitt, (November 21, 1902 – April 21, 1985) was a Canadian radio broadcaster most famous for his play-by-play calls for Hockey Night in Canada. He was the son of W. A. Hewitt, and the father of Bill Hewitt.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 21st, 1902 (La Leche League International), Died April 21st, 1985 (Scarborough)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MVE-57826 16-in. 12/3/1929 Toronto Star news Foster Hewitt Motion picture soundtrack : Announcing, with re-recording from record speaker  


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"Hewitt, Foster." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

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