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Kenny Delmar

Kenneth Howard Delmar (born Kenneth Frederick Fay Howard; September 5, 1910, Boston, Massachusetts – July 14, 1984, Stamford, Connecticut) was an American actor active in radio, films, and animation. An announcer on the pioneering radio news series The March of Time, he became a national radio sensation in 1945 as Senator Beauregard Claghorn on the running "Allen's Alley" sketch on The Fred Allen Show. The character Delmar created was a primary inspiration for the Warner Bros. cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 5, 1910 (Boston), Died July 14, 1984 (Stamford)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 75620 12/22/1949 Texas, li'l darlin' Kenny Delmar vocalist  
Decca 75623 12/22/1949 Reprise : The yodel blues Kenny Delmar vocalist  
Decca 75626 12/22/1949 The yodel blues Kenny Delmar ; Mary Hatcher vocalist  
Decca 75627 12/22/1949 Politics Kenny Delmar ; Loring Smith vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Delmar, Kenny," accessed March 1, 2024,

Delmar, Kenny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 1, 2024, from

"Delmar, Kenny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 1 March 2024.

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