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Marlin Perkins

AKA Richard Marlin Perkins

Born: 28-Mar-1905
Birthplace: Carthage, MO
Died: 14-Jun-1986
Location of death: Clayton, MO
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Cremated, Park Cemetery, Carthage, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Zoologist, TV Personality

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Father: Joseph Dudley Perkins (county judge)
Mother: Mynta Mae Miller
Wife: Elise More (m. 9-Sep-1934, div. 1953, d. 20-Oct-2012, two daughters, one son)
Wife: Carol Cotsworth
Daughter: Marguerite Garrick

    High School: Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, MO
    High School: Carthage High School, Carthage, MO (1923)
    University: University of Missouri (attended 1924-26)

    St. Louis Zoo 1926-38
    Buffalo Zoo Curator (1938-44)
    Lincoln Park Zoo Director (1944-62)
    St. Louis Zoo Director Emeritus (1962-86)
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Animal Bite Gaboon Viper, St. Louis Zoo (1928)
    Animal Bite Cottonmouth
    Animal Bite Rattlesnake

    TELEVISION
    Wild Kingdom Host (1963-85)

Author of books:
Animal Faces (1944)
Zoo Parade (1954)


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