Johnny Olson

Johnny Olson bio

Birth Name: John Leonard Olson

Occupation: TV Show Host

Place Of Birth: Minnesota

Date Of Birth: May 22, 1910

Date Of Death: October 12, 1985

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Johnny Olson was born on the 22nd of May, 1910. He was popular for being a TV Show Host. Remembered for hosting the radio program Johnny Olson’s Rumpus Room and the television show Doorway to Fame, he is perhaps even better known for his TV announcing work on The Jackie Gleason Show; To Tell the Truth; What’s My Line?; The Price is Right; and Match Game.

Johnny Olson was born in Minnesota. After working for several Madison, Wisconsin radio stations and briefly attending the University of Minnesota, he relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and became a star radio personality with the city’s WTMJ station. In the mid 1940s, he was the announcer for a New York musical quiz show called Ladies Be Seated.

Johnny Olson was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Johnny Olson was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

John Leonard Olson is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Johnny Olson’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Johnny Olson’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Johnny Olson kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Johnny Olson was born in the Year of the Dog.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: John Leonard Olson
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Johnny Olson was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Johnny Olson was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: Johnny Olson had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Johnny Olson’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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