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Daly as the host of It's News to Me in June 1952.
John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly

(1914-02-20)February 20, 1914
Johannesburg, South Africa
Died February 24, 1991(1991-02-24) (aged 77)
Cause of death Cardiac arrest
Nationality American
Other names John Charles Daly, John Daly
Alma mater Tilton School,
Boston College
Occupation Reporter/Newscaster
Game show host
Years active 1948-1984
Home town Boston, Massachusetts

John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly (February 20, 1914 – February 24, 1991) was an American journalist, personality, actor, and game show host. He was known for hosting What's My Line. He was also the Vice President of ABC during the 1950s. He was the son-in-law of Chief of Justice Earl Warren.

Early life

Daly was born on February 20, 1914 in Johannesburg, South Africa to an American family. His parents were on a trip in Johannesburg when he was born. After his father died, Daly and his mother moved to Boston, Massachusetts. Daly studied at the Tilton School and at Boston College.

Personal life

He was married to Margaret Griswell Neal from 1937 until they divorced in 1959 or 1960. They had three children. Then he was married to Virginia Warren from 1960 until his death in 1991. Virginia was the daughter of Chief Justice Earl Warren.


Daly died on February 24, 1991 in his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland from cardiac arrest, aged 77.


Daly won an Emmy Award in 1955, an Golden Globe Award in 1962, and three Peabody Award in 1954, 1956, and in 1957.

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