Thanks to Mark Fidler for sending this image.
Skipper Chuck Zink hosted the "Skipper Chuck Show" on WTVJ-TV Channel 4 in Miami from 1957 to 1979. He died at the age of 80 in Boca Raton in January 2006 after suffering a stroke in December 2005.
He was born in South Bend, Indiana and enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps in 1941. He served in World War II and won the Bronze Star. He first entered the broadcast industry in 1946 in Pennsylvania and was lured to Miami by WTVJ in 1956.
He became the most popular TV personality in the area and won two Emmy Awards. He worked with Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association and was the voice of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants for many years. Later in life he became the spokesman for Century Village.
He and his wife Clarice had no children of their own but his love for children was obvious on his many children's shows over the years.
RIP Skipper Chuck! Thank you for your dedication to the youth of Miami and your public service.