GENE RAYBURN Biography - Socialites, celebrities and People in the fashion industry


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Name: Gene Rayburn                                                               
Born: 22 December 1917 Christopher, Illinois                                     
Died: 29 November 1999 Gloucester, Massachusetts                                 
Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917 – November 29, 1999) was an American radio and 
television personality. Born Eugene Rubessa and an only                           
child of Croatian immigrants, he graduated from Knox College.                     
Rayburn was married to Helen Ticknor from 1940 until her death in October 1996.   
They had one child, a daughter, Lynn. After the birth of their child, Rayburn     
was drafted into the U.S. Air Force.                                             
He chose his stage name by randomly pointing at a page in the telephone book,     
after being told Rubessa sounded "too Italian".