Birth Name: Jack Paar
Birth Place: Canton, Ohio, USA
Death Place: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Jack Harold Paar was born May 1, 1918 in Canton, OH, the son of Howard Paar, a division superintendent for the New York Central Railroad, and his wife, Lillian. He was raised in Jackson, MI, where his childhood was marked by a series of personal adversities, from the deaths of an older brother and best friend to a bout with tuberculosis at the age of 14. Paar also stuttered, which road blocked his dream to become a radio personality. He cured his speech impediment by putting buttons in his mouth and reading aloud, and rebuilt his strength after recovering from tuberculosis by working on a railroad gang. By the time he was 16, Paar had left school and was ready for his life as an adult. He be...
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