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Kasem at the 41st Annual Emmy Awards on September 17, 1989
|Born||Kemal Amin Kasem
Aprile 27, 1932
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||Juin 15, 2014
Gig Harbor, Washington, U.S.
|Alma mater||Wayne State University|
|Occupation||Radio personality, musician, disc jockey, actor, comedian|
|Spoose(s)||Linda Myers (m. 1972-1979, divorced)
Jean Kasem (m. 1980-2014, his death)
Casey Kasem (born Kemal Amin Kasem; Aprile 27, 1932– Juin 15, 2014) wis an American radio personality, stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and comedian. He wis kent for his many voice roles in cartoons and for bein a public radio personality.
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Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]
Kasem wis born Kemal Amin Kasem in Detroit, Michigan, on Aprile 27, 1932, to Lebanese immigrant parents. They settlit in Michigan, where they workit as grocers. Kasem graduatit frae Northwestern High School in Detroit and Wayne State University.
Career[eedit | eedit soorce]
He wis the host o the weekly American Top 40 radio show frae 1970 to 1988, and again frae Mairch 1998 until January 10, 2004. Ryan Seacrest is now the host. Kasem is the host of two weekly radio shows, American Top 20 with Casey Kasem and American Top 10 with Casey Kasem.
Kasem retirit in 2009 because o old age and health concerns.
Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]
Disappearance[eedit | eedit soorce]
On Mey 12, 2014, Kasem wis declared missin bi a Los Angeles court judge orderit an investigation for his whereabouts. Soon after, Kasem wis found alive in Washington state, havin movit out of the United States.
Health[eedit | eedit soorce]
On Juin 6, 2014, Kasem wis in critical but stable condition at a hospital in Washington state hospital, receivin antibiotic treatment frae blood pressure and bedsores. He also suffers frae Lewy body disease, the most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's and has been bed-ridden.
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References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "Casey Kasem's birthday". Comcast.net. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- "Casey Kasem Biography (1932-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved May 10, 2011. Source notes: "some sources cite 1933"
- "Person of the Week: Casey Kasem". ABC News. January 2, 2004. Archived from the original on October 12, 2004. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
- "George McGovern '72 & '84 Television Ads". YouTube. YouTube.
- "Judge Orders Probe Into Casey Kasem's Whereabouts". ABC News. Associated Press. May 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
- "Casey Kasem whereabouts". May 15, 2014.
- "Casey Kasem's daughter asks judge to let her move terminally-ill father to a Los Angeles nursing home amid claims he has only six months to live". Daily Mail.co.uk. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- "Casey Kasem alert but in critical condition". CNN. June 6, 2014.
- "Casey Kasem, Wholesome Voice of Pop Radio, Dies at 82". New York Times.com. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Durkee, Rob. American Top 40: The Countdown of the Century, Schriner Books, New York, 1999. ISBN 0-02-864895-1
- Battistini, Pete. "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1970s)", Authorhouse.com, January 31, 2005. ISBN 1-4184-1070-5