He was found dead in his home in a Philadelphia suburb by his housekeeper, and his wife was the last person to see him alive.
He typically wore horn-rimmed glasses and bow ties.
He hired Barbara Walters to be a writer on "Today."
His typical sign off on his programs was "Peace" with an upraised palm.
He had a role in the 1954 TV movie "Babes in Toyland."
He loaned his voice to the 1979 TV movie "Jack Frost."
He did a commercial for a tall man's clothing line because he himself was over six feet tall.
He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to television, as well as the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
His second wife helped establish the Dave Garroway Laboratory for the Study of Depression at the University of Pennsylvania.
During the final years of his life, he attended astronomy symposia at Swarthmore College and spent time at Sproul Observatory.
He met his second wife, the astronomer Sarah Lee Lippincott, while on a tour of Russian telescopes.
He was very interested in astronomy.