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That Awful Perkins Boy
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TitleThat Awful Perkins Boy
AbstractPhotos and biographical article about Marlin Perkins, 72-year-old (in 1978) host of the "Wild Kingdom" television show and a native of Carthage, Missouri, and resident of a Saint Louis, Missouri, suburb. Description of his life and career, born in Carthage in 1905 as Richard Marlin Perkins and starting out "[a]s a zoologist and conservationist" in Missouri before starting his television show 1945 in Chicago.
NotesPage 25: "Behind his aunt's house in the fields and woods [in Pittsburg, Kansas, circa 1910s], Marlin whiled away happy days assembling a private zoo of mammals, birds and reptiles. Neighbors would recoil in horror at the sight of 'that awful Perkins boy' wrapped up in one of his favorite snakes."
AuthorPatricia Forsyth
Danny Forsyth
DateSeptember-October//1978
SourceMissouri Life
Locationq977.8 M6793
Volume6
Number4
PageCover, 23-27
Local SubjectPerkins, Marlin
Animals
Ecology
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID116822
CONTENTdm number17278
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