Jim Lucas

Recent Role:

Announcer (1960-1963) on Concentration

Born:

12/11/1931, Louisville, KY

Died:

5/31/1999

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  • 1950-1952 (U.S.O. Tours) [Korea, Iceland, Germany, North Africa] 1952-1955 (Emcee) Bluegrass Room, The Brown Hotel [Louisville, KY] 1952-1955 (Headliner) Eden Roc Hotel, Fountain Bleu, Desert Inn, Carribe Hilton, Blue Angel, Palmer House 1955-1957 (Top 40 D.J) WSGN, Birmingham, AL 1957-1960 (T.V./Radio) WAPI, Birmingham, AL 1959 ("Guys and Dolls") Birmingham, AL 1960-1963 (Regular Announcer/Substitute Host) "Concentration" 1961-1962 (6-10 a.m.) WNBC Radio [Bill Cullen's replacement] 1962-1965 (Regular Announcer/Warm-up) "Jack Paar Show" NBC 1962 (Emcee) Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1963 (Actor) "Under the Yum Yum Tree" - Broadway NYC 1962-1966 (Announcer/Co-host) "Leave It To The Girls" & "Step This Way" National Commercial Talent - J. Walter Thompson [Winston Cigarettes, Phillips 66, Gallo Wine, Rice-A-Roni, ALL Detergent, Dove Soap Affiliations/Memberships - AFTRA, AGVA & SAG/Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonelsmoreless

    Birth Name:

    Harry Wells Lucas Sr.

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Louisville, KY

  • Trivia & Quotes
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    • Jim Lucas has three children (eldest is Kim Lucas Mathis, James Mark Lucas and H Wells Lucas)

      Jim Lucas left behind a legacy of seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren

      Jim Lucas' first wife, Rosemary Dean Lucas still resides in Birmingham. AL

      Jim Lucas recorded a cover of "Tutti-Frutti" with "My Favorite Doll" as the "B" side for Republic Records [7123] in 1956




       

      Jim Lucas left T.V/Radio in 1980 to enter the automobile business where he enjoyed a highly successful career for 18 years in Jeffersonville, IN.

      Jim Lucas died on Memorial Day, May 31st 1999 at the age of 67

      Jim Lucas is buried in Eastern Cemetery in Jeffersonville, IN.