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Casey Kasem
Casey and Jean Kasem 1993 - headshot.jpg
Kasem and his wife Jean at the 1993 Emmy Awards
Born Kemal Amen Kasem
Aprile 27, 1932(1932-04-27)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died Juin 15, 2014(2014-06-15) (aged 82)
Gig Harbor, Washington, U.S.
Naitionality American
Alma mater Wayne State University
Thrift Radio personality, stand-up comedian, musician, disc jockey, actor, comedian
Years active 1954–2009
Hauf-marrae(s) Linda Myers (m. 1972-1979, divorced)
Jean Kasem (m. 1980-2014, his death)
Childer Kerri, Julie, Mike (with Myers)
Liberty (with Thompson)
Signatur Casey Kasem (signature).png

Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem (Aprile 27, 1932 – Juin 15, 2014) wis an American disc jockey, radio personality, muisic historian, staund-up comedian, actor, sangster, muisicker, vyce airtist, an comedian. He wis kent for his mony vyce roles in cartoons an for bein a public radio personality.[1]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kasem wis born Kemal Amen Kasem in Detroit, Michigan on Aprile 27, 1932,[1][2] tae Lebanese immigrant parents. Thay settlit in Michigan, whaur thay workit as grocers.[1]

Kasem graduatit frae Northwestern High School in Detroit an Wayne State University.[3]

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kasem's career began in the radio business in the 1950s in Flint, Michigan. He then made his first film appearance in Easy Rider in 1967.

He wis the host o the weekly American Top 40 radio shaw frae 1970 tae 1988, an again frae Mairch 1998 until Januar 10, 2004. Ryan Seacrest is nou the host. Kasem is the host o twa weekly radio shows, American Top 20 with Casey Kasem an American Top 10 with Casey Kasem.

Kasem did the vyce o mony advertisements, haes done mony vyces for Sesame Street, an is the vyce o 'Shaggy' for the animatit televeesion shaw Scooby-Doo.[1]

Kasem retirit in 2009 acause o old age an heal concerns.

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kasem marrit Linda Myers in 1972. The couple haed three childer.[1] Kasem then marrit Jean Thompson in 1980.[1] The couple haed ane bairn. Kasem livit in Washington state.

Kasem wis a Democrat. He narratit televeesion ads for 1972 preses candidate George McGovern's campaign.[4]

Disappearance[eedit | eedit soorce]

On Mey 12, 2014, Kasem wis declared missin bi a Los Angeles court judge orderit an investigation for his whereabouts.[5] Suin efter, Kasem wis foond alive in Washington state, havin movit oot o the United States.[6]

Health[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kasem sufferit frae Parkinson's disease an an early form o dementia.[7]

On Juin 6, 2014, Kasem wis in critical but stable condeetion at a hospital in Washington state hospital, receivin antibiotic treatment frae bluid pressure an bedsores. He an aa suffers frae Lewy body disease, the maist common teep o progressive dementia efter Alzheimer's an haes been bed-ridden.[8]

Daith[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kasem deit in Gig Harbor, Washington frae complications o dementia, agit 82.[9] He is survivit bi his wife, Jean, an fower childer.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Casey Kasem Biography (1932-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved Mey 10, 2011.  Source notes: "some sources cite 1933"
  2. "Casey Kasem's birthday". Comcast.net. Retrieved Juin 5, 2014. 
  3. "Person of the Week: Casey Kasem". ABC News. Januar 2, 2004. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 12, 2004. Retrieved Januar 1, 2012. 
  4. "George McGovern '72 & '84 Television Ads". YouTube. YouTube. 
  5. "Judge Orders Probe Into Casey Kasem's Whereabouts". ABC News. Associated Press. Mey 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  6. "Casey Kasem whereabouts". Mey 15, 2014. 
  7. "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 Juin 5, 2014. 
  8. "Casey Kasem alert but in critical condition". CNN. Juin 6, 2014. 
  9. "Casey Kasem, Wholesome vyce of Pop Radio, Dies at 82". New York Times.com. Retrieved Juin 15, 2014. 

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Durkee, Rob. American Top 40: The Countdown of the Century, Schriner Beuks, New York, 1999. ISBN 0-02-864895-1
  • Battistini, Pete. "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1970s)", Authorhouse.com, Januar 31, 2005. ISBN 1-4184-1070-5

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