Wink Martindale

Wink Martindale ( born December 4, 1934 in Jackson, Tennessee), real name Winston Conrad Martindale, is an American television presenter and disc jockey.

Martindale began at the age of 17 years, a career as a disc jockey at various radio stations, first at WPLI and two other radio stations in Jackson, later in Memphis, Tennessee, and Los Angeles.

Parallel Martindale began a career in television. At first he was at WHBQ - TV in Memphis as a moderator of Mars Patrol, a science fiction - oriented children's television program. Martindale was friends with Elvis Presley, after his death in 1977, he hosted a devoted his USA -wide radio broadcast.

Martindale worked as an entertainer for many American game shows as What's This Song? , Debt, Gambit, High Rollers, The Last Word, Tic Tac Dough and Trivial Pursuit. He founded the quizzes Bumper Stumpers and Headline Chasers; the latter, he also presented himself

With his chant title deck Of Cards from 1959 Martindale reached number 7 in the U.S. charts " Billboard Hot 100 "; the plate was sold over a million copies.

Martindale was divorced from his first wife Madelyn in 1971; In 1975 he married Sandy Ferra. He has four children and seven grandchildren.

On 2 June 2006 Martindale was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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