The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on March 31, 1972 · 35
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 35

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Friday, March 31, 1972
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IS 5t ! J' - I 1 Gabriel Heatter, 81, War Newscaster, Dies Gained Fame by Opening Programs With Remark, There's Good News Tonight' MIAMI BEACH M Gabriel Heatter, who reassured a nation at war that there was still good news in the world, died Thursday at the age of 81. "He had been through five years of pain, suffering stroke after stroke," said his son-in-law, Ralph Daniels. "He always kept his mentality and not once did he complain. He was always looking for the brighter sidethat's the way he reported the news and the way he lived his life." Daniels, husband of Mr. Heatter's only daughter, Maida. said the broadcaster died of pneumonia. Mr. Heatter, who used to open his radio broadcasts during World War II's dark days with "Ah, yes, . there's good news tonight," began his regular radio career in 1933 with WMCA in New York after a debate against Socialist presidential candidate Norman Thomas fizzled and Mr. Heatter went on the air alone. After graduation from New York University's law school in 1910, Mr. Heatter worked for the New York American and the Brooklyn Times before he switched to broadcasting. Eventually about 4o0 stations carried his broadcasts. His ad lib broadcast of the Bruno Hauptmann execution in 1936 kept one of the largest audiences in history next to the radio for 53 minutes. 1 n Gabriel Heatter i Wirebet His fame reached its peak during World War II, when war camps overseas delayed taps until after his broadcasts. He saved the news of lost battles and death counts for the final minutes of his program. "Bad news was so overwhelming then that I felt someone had to combat it, so I would search the news dispatches for just one gleam of hope," he said later. Mr. Heatter retired from his national nightly broadcasts on the Mutual network in 1961. His last broadcast, over a Miami radio station, was May 23, 1965. He also leaves one son, Basil Heatter, and several grandchildren, all of Miami Beach. Hal Roach Jr., 53; Pioneer in TV Films Funeral services for Hal Roach Jr., 53, pioneer of Hollywood-produced television shows, will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Mausoleum Chapel, 4201 Whittier Blvd. Mr. Roach died Wednesday at St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, where he had been hospitalized for pneumonia. In the 1950s, when the advent of television threatened to bankrupt the Hollywood movie industry, Mr. Roach was one of the few producers to realize that television could be a blessing and that television shows could be produced better on film in Hollywood than live in New York studios. In 1950, he was producing S09o of all television being filmed in Hollv-wood. That year 80 of all shows were produced in New York, but he accurately predicted the entire Industry would soon shift to Hollywood. The pioneer telefilm entrepreneur tried to duplicate, in television, the motion picture success of his father who founded tha Hal Roach Studios in 1919. Hal Roach Sr. created such classic comedies as the Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang series and became known in Hollywood as the "King of Slapstick Comedies." His son took over the $10 million studio in 1955. In 195S he announced the studio would expand into many phases of the entertainment business, form its own releasing organization, make 20 feature films and create six new television series. His company purchased Mutual Broadcasting Co. that year. He lost $6.5 million in four months, lost control of the studio in 1959 and in 1962 filed personal bankruptcy. In addition to his father, now 80, he leaves his wife, Alva Brewer Roach, and two daughters, Mrs. Penny Hagstrom of Pasadena and Mrs. Shad Brown of Los Angeles. Cudahy Boy Dies, 3 Others Hurt as Auto Overturns exclusive t Tht Vim frm i Stiff WrlUr SANTA MARIA A 10-year-old Cudahy hoy was killed late Wednesday when the car driven by his father overturned and threw out its four occupants, the California Highway Tatrol reported. 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