Arthur Godfrey’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 31, 1903

Death Date

Mar 17, 1983

Age of Death

79 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Mar 17, 1983


Radio Host

The radio host Arthur Godfrey died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

The neighborly host of morning network radio whose career spanned from 1945 to 1972.

He got married to May Bourke on February 24, 1938 and they had three children together.



“He asked if I was a songwriter, and I said yeah, that I was in town because I’d won this contest. He said, okay, then he was gonna play me his hit, and started singing ‘When it’s time to relax, one beer stands clear… ‘” (Arthur Godfrey)


“As corny as it may sound, my true goal was to crack the Americana market.” (Arthur Godfrey)


“It’s not an act, it’s just my way.” (Arthur Godfrey)


“I know how I like to be treated, so I always start by saying, ‘Could you give me a moment of your time, I know you’re very busy,’ and usually, they will.” (Arthur Godfrey)


“I explained to the lady my love for John and his work, and she made it possible for me to purchase one of the 24 proofs, the one for ‘I’m So Tired,’ which I have on my piano at home.” (Arthur Godfrey)