Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Jack Smith, a singer and recording artist who was host of the popular 'You Asked for It' television show, died of leukemia on July 3 at his California home at the age of 92.

Mr. Smith began a singing career in the early 1930’s and worked many years in radio, but is best remembered as host of the ABC series for its final season in 1958 of ,You Asked for It,. The show invited viewers to send in suggestions for unusual things that they wanted to see on the air, like people with uncommon talent or seeing the inside vault at Fort Knox.

Mr. Smith returned as host of a syndicated version of 'You Asked for It' in 1971-72 season, and the show was produced sporadically until 1977.

Jack Smith appeared as his own televersion in an episode of 'Happy Days', which featured the Toobworld variation on his TV show: 'You Wanted To See It'.


[Most of this report compiled from the AP story.]

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