June 27, 1940: The famous Pianist Alec Templeton's first show on radio NBC

June 27, 1940: The Quiz Kids radio show debuted on NBC and aired until 1953. It was first heard as a showcase for blind, piano virtuoso Alec Templeton.

The excellent piano player Alec Templeton was born in Westfield, New Jersey. He is best remembered as the husband in the gentle daily radio comedy "Ethel & Albert," a show written by Peg Lynch. The program also had a TV run in 1953.  He showed up consistently in TV guest roles from 1950 until his unfortunate death on April 27, 1965 at the age of 62.