Ed Stoddard (Edward Stoddard Zimmerman)

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Pennsylvania, USA
Born outside of Philadelphia, as a kid he spent sometime in the Midwest where his father died of a heart attack during the depression when Ed was 9 years old. His single mother, Betsy Stoddard, then moved west Los Angeles where she somehow finagled a studio contract as a bit player in movies, some of which include, Bannerline (1951), Three Wise Fools (1946), The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945). Ed never married, but he enjoyed drinking Scotch. For thirty years he was the overnight classical radio D.J. on KFAC. The writer Charles Bukowski wrote a poem called KFAC, which refers to Ed. Read more...