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06/07/2010

Radio pioneer Himan Brown dies at 99

June 7, 2010 |  9:40 am

Himan Brown, the creator of some of the biggest hits from the Golden Age of Radio in the 1930s and 1940s, has died. He was 99.

Brown's family said he died Friday at his Manhattan apartment.

He created a number of radio programs that became immensely popular. Among his most well-known offerings was "Inner Sanctum Mysteries." The show opened with a signature sound effect of a creaking door.

Ron Simon of the Paley Center for Media said Brown was "one of radio's great storytellers."

More later at www.latimes.com/obits.

-- Associated Press

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