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Wylie, Wilder Eugene (February 5, 1922-May 28, 1958)



  • Existence: February 5, 1922 - May 28, 1958


Wilder Wylie was born February 5, 1922, in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated with distinction from Stanford Radio Institute, Stanford University, in 1945, and became a copywriter at the KIDO-NBC radio station in Boise, Idaho. During his tenure there, he wrote scripts for numerous radio programs including KIDO Showcase, Fashion Club, and Down Memory Lane with Kathryn Kane, among others.

Wylie left KIDO in 1948 and went to Los Angeles where he became an account executive for the media production agency Young and Rubicam in 1949. For the next nine years, he was involved in various radio productions including the Bob Hope Show, the Halls of Ivy, the Amos and Andy Show, and the Bing Crosby Show. He also worked on the planning of the Today Show, a long-running NBC-TV morning program.

Wylie died of a heart attack on May 28, 1958, in Los Angeles at age 36.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Wilder Wylie Collection

Identifier: MS-0154
Scope and Contents The Wilder Wylie Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in June 1990.Housed in LaBudde Special Collections, the manuscript materials consist of radio scripts for KIDO-NBC, the Bob Hope Show, various radio plays produced by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), radio commercials for Borden dairy products, as well as scripts for several television shows. Many of these scripts are written by Wilder Wylie. Among the KIDO radio programs are nearly all the...
Dates: 1943 - 1955