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Born Everett Eugene Grunz in Owatonna, MN. Hosted 1,283 episodes from 1974 to 1982.

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SOURCES

He began as a singer on a St. Paul (Minnesota) radio station

“E.G. Marshall ‘A Song, a Squirm and a Guitar’”. Laurent, Lawrence. The Miami Herald, Miami, FL. July 2, 1972, TV section, page 3. Newspapers.com

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...Was a charter member of The Actors Studio with Marlon Brando and CBSRMT alum Kim Hunter. 

"The Actors Studio: Making Stars Out of the Unknown" Kleiner , Dick. The Sarasota Journal, Sarasota, FL. December 21, 1956, page 26. Google Newspapers

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Did you know he... Recorded his Mystery Theater intros after the completion of each episode 

The CBS Radio Mystery Theater An Episode Guide and Handbook to Nine Years of Broadcasting, 1974–1982. Gordon Payton and Martin Grams, Jr., Kindle edition, page 5. Amazon.com

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...Only interacted on-air with cast members in its version of A Christmas Carol in which he played Scrooge. 

Episode 0402, first broadcast on December 24, 1975. CBSRMT.com

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...Often shared his recipe for zuppe di pisck (fish soup)

“E.G. Marshall is a true Renaissance Man”. Blinn, Johna. Public Opinion, Chambersburg, PA. January 15, 1977, The Weekender, page 19. Newspapers.com

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“The Grunz family moved from Owatonna to St. Paul when Marshall was about eight, and he went through the public schools there. Joe Grunz speculated that his brother may have used a busy thoroughfare in St. Paul, Marshall Ave, as the inspiration for his stage name.”

...Was coy about what “E.G.” stood for all his life. He ditched the family name “Grunz” in favor of “Marshall,” which was probably derived from a busy street a block from his childhood home.

“E.G. Marshall’s Invented Past”. El-Hai, Jack. July 19, 2018. Medium.com

a Stage force

A 1931 photo of the Mechanic Arts High School’s Stage Force in St. Paul, MN. Can you spot our intrepid Mystery Theater host?

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