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January 2, 1987
Jack Latham, once Los Angeles' most popular TV anchorman, is dead from a heart attack, it was learned today. Latham was 72 and died Thursday in Desert Hospital, Palm Springs. He came to KNBH (now KNBC, Channel 4) from radio in the early 1950s. He had been the "Richfield Reporter" on KFI. He soon moved to the forefront of TV announcers, surpassing then top-ranked George Putnam.
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January 3, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Jack Latham, whose authoritative manner and sonorous tones made him Los Angeles' most popular television anchorman three decades ago, has died in a Palm Springs hospital, it was learned Friday. He was 72 and died Thursday in Desert Hospital, said his son-in-law, Norman Burdt. Latham had suffered a series of heart attacks and undergone bypass surgery.
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January 3, 1987 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Jack Latham, whose authoritative manner and sonorous tones made him Los Angeles' most popular television anchorman three decades ago, has died in a Palm Springs hospital, it was learned Friday. He was 72 and died Thursday in Desert Hospital, said his son-in-law, Norman Burdt. Latham had suffered a series of heart attacks and undergone bypass surgery.
NEWS
January 2, 1987
Jack Latham, once Los Angeles' most popular TV anchorman, is dead from a heart attack, it was learned today. Latham was 72 and died Thursday in Desert Hospital, Palm Springs. He came to KNBH (now KNBC, Channel 4) from radio in the early 1950s. He had been the "Richfield Reporter" on KFI. He soon moved to the forefront of TV announcers, surpassing then top-ranked George Putnam.
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March 1, 1990 | LEN HALL
Carol Curwood didn't like the odds. Mayor Gary L. Hausdorfer told her last week she could "roll the dice" and wait until March 6 for possible City Council approval of her March 11 charity bicycle race. Curwood declined, so the sixth annual Jack Latham Ride Against Cancer is off. "Five days before the event would have been too late to cancel if I didn't get an approval. I decided it was best to get out right away."
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