Television and radio personality Marvin Schlossberg, higher often known as Sonny Eliot, was born on December 5, 1920, on Hastings Road in Detroit. He’s a graduate of Detroit Central Excessive College and Wayne State College, the place he acquired a Bachelor of Arts diploma. English and MA in Mass Communication, Elliott started his broadcasting profession on the college. He has appeared on Detroit-produced radio reveals reminiscent of The Maverick, The Inexperienced Hornet, and Yukon Problem. He additionally appeared in a quantity of regional stage performs, performing alongside Detroit resident George C. Scott. When B-24 bomber pilot Elliott is shot down over Germany throughout World Warfare II and spends 18 months as a prisoner of struggle, his expertise for entertaining in harsh environments proves invaluable. Throughout his captivity, he helped enhance the morale of his fellow inmates by directing unique skits within the barracks.
In 1947, Eliot consolidated his tv and radio careers. When Elliott returned to Detroit, he was provided a small position in a range present produced by WWJ-TV (now WDIV). For the following 5 years, he labored for the Detroit Airwaves. From the Nineteen Fifties to the early Eighties, he was a weatherman for native Detroit tv. His climate present morphed right into a hilarious combine of quick-fire one-liners, foolish similes, piecemeal descriptions (“snowy and breezy… ‘sneezy’ climate”) and, above all, easy-to-understand forecasts . He was additionally a movie host within the late Eighties and hosted the collection Zoo for 17 years. He’s the writer of 4 kids’s books and is fluent in three languages. Elliott retired from broadcasting in 2010. He was inducted into the Michigan Broadcasting and Michigan Aviation Halls of Fame.
Sonny Elliott died on November 16, 2012 in Farmington, Michigan, on the age of 91. He was buried at Whitechapel Memorial Park Cemetery in Troy, Michigan.
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