He was the voice behind Wheel of Fortune for 28 years, and he died on Monday at his home in Sherman Oaks at 78. Besides his work on the popular gameshow, he had several other media careers. In the 1960s he was a disc jockey on KRLA Radio in Los Angeles. In the 1970s, he anchored L.A.’s top-rated afternoon newscast on KCOP-TV. He also served as the announcer for the Beatles when they appeared at the Hollywood Bowl and Dodger Stadium in 1965, 1966 and 1967. O’Donnell began his career on American Bandstand.
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