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radio commentator , writer

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

  • book

  • Other Work

    • 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.

father:
Albert Victor Nightingale

mother:
Gladys Fae (Hamer) Nightingale

spouses:
Mary Peterson

Lenarda Certa

Diana Lee Johnson

children:
David Alan Nightingale

Pamela Nightingale