National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day – June 12 – Don Herbert aka Mr. Wizard

0 Comments 12 June 2012

Wow Folks,

Today’s DPD really brings back some memories. Other than reliving the glory days of high fashion it reminded me of a time when kids’ programming was more than just a breeding ground for seizures. Believe me, I’ve spent a good amount of time watching day time TV of late and the programming for children is frightening.

Mr. Wizard empowered lil tykes to use their noodle for something more than huffing bath salts. Granted some of the scenes with the kids are a little creepy but I’ll give him a pass. It was the 80s there was a lot of weird shit going on and we all had to deal.

Don Herbert, ‘Mr. Wizard’ to Science Buffs, Dies at 89

Published: June 13, 2007

Don Herbert, who unlocked the wonders of science for youngsters of the 1950s and ’60s as television’s Mr. Wizard, died yesterday at his home in the Bell Canyon section of Los Angeles. He was 89.

The cause was bone cancer, his son-in-law Tom Nikosey told The Associated Press in confirming the death. Continue

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