Cedric Adams

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Cedric Adams
Born May 27, 1902
Adrian, Minnesota
Died February 18, 1961
Minneapolis Minnesota
Cause of death Heart Failure
Residence Edina, Minnesota
Nationality American
Education University of Minnesota
Occupation Reporter/Radio Personality
Known for Broadcast celebrity in the Mid-west
Spouse(s) Bernice Lenont
Children David, Cedric Jr., Stephen

Cedric Adams (May 27, 1902 – February 18, 1961) was an American broadcaster, well known in the Midwestern United States from the 1930s until his death. He was inducted into the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting's Hall of Fame in 2002. Throughout the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, Adams was the "best known voice" in the upper Midwest.[1]


Adams was born in Adrian, Minnesota.


Adams began his career in radio in 1931 where he played a small dramatic role on WCCO Minneapolis/Saint Paul. His first newscast for WCCO was made in September 1934. He later reported the news and hosted programs such as "Stairway to Stardom", "The Phillips 66 Talent Parade", and "Dinner at the Adams'", while at the same time contenting to write for his daily newspaper column and performing for twenty radio shows each week.[1]


Adams died on February 18, 1961 at the age of 58.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Cedric Adams". Pavek Museum. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 

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