I was very sorry to hear of the passing of a true broadcast legend here in the Upper Midwest, WDAY’s Marv Bossart.
Mr. Bossart died of Parkinson’s disease. He spoke about it publicly on WDAY as well as to anyone who found their way into a conversation with him about it. My grandfather died of Parkinson’s and on the occasion I first met Mr. Bossart, indeed the subject came up.
I didn’t have a longstanding friendship with him beyond a WDAY alumni luncheon and several other events I attended with him. But without fail he was charming, engaging, thoughtful and fascinating.
In a theatrical production you learn about the character you’re playing through two sources. The first, your own lines. And the second, what other characters are saying about you.
In life much the same is true.
How you comport yourself through the spoken word paints part of your picture; how others speak of you paints the rest. And to a man and woman, I’ve never spoken with anyone who had anything but praise and admiration for Marv Bossart.
He left a great legacy, both with his work on WDAY and those taught by him.
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