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Earl Clifford Nightingale

Earl Clifford Nightingale, American radio commentator, writer. Inducted into Radio Hall of Fame, 1986, International Speakers Hall of Fame; recipient Gold medal for literature excellence Napoleon Hill Foundation, 1987. Active various civic and cultural affairs; Honorary trustee Broward Community College, 1974-1975. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1938-1946.

Background

  • Nightingale, Earl Clifford was born on March 12, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Albert Victor and Gladys Fae (Hamer) Nightingale.

  • Career

    • Writer, announcer Station KTAR, Phoenix, 1946-1949, Columbia Broadcasting System, Station WBBM-television, Chicago, 1949-1950. Founder, owner Earl Nightingale, Inc., 1950, chairman board, 1950-1959. Writer, producer own radio program Station World's Greatest Newspaper, 1950-1956.

      (merged with Lloyd Conant and Specialty Mail Services), 1959. Forming Nightingale-Conant Corporation, 1959, chairman board, 1959-1987, chairman emeritus, 1987-1989.

    Works

    • Writer, narrator daily radio program "Our Changing World", broadcast world-wide, also on television early 1970's. Voice of Sky King, hero of adventure series, 1950-1954. Radio show host Station World's Greatest Newspaper, 1950-1956.

      Author: (personal motivational record) The Strangest Secret (Gold record), 1959, This is Earl Nightingale, 1969, (books) Earl Nightingale's Greatest Discovery: The Strangest Secret Revisited, 1987, The Winner's Notebook, 1987.

    Membership

    Active various civic and cultural affairs. Honorary trustee Broward Community College, 1974-1975. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1938-1946.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Peterson, July 21, 1942 (divorced 1960). Children: David Alan, Pamela. Married Lenarda Certa, May 17, 1962 (divorced 1976).

      1 son, Earl Clifford. Married Diana Lee Johnson, May 15, 1982.
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    Died March 25, 1989
    (aged 68)
    • 1946 - 1949
      Writer
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1949 - 1950
      Writer
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1950
      founder
    • 1950 - 1956
      writer
    • 1959
      (merged with Lloyd Conant and Specialty Mail Services)
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