The Life of Frank Gilhooley Documentary at Library

Posted May 5th, 2009 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Community Interest,


The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is proud to announce the third documentary of its exciting new Sight and Sound project, which seeks to interview pioneering local figures during their lifetimes and capture them in documentary form. This recent profile focuses on the life of historic Toledo Mud Huns broadcast announcer Frank Gilhooley.

The first person to be interviewed and filmed for the project’s debut documentary last spring was legendary jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks, who is known in the music world as the Father of Vocalese. Last fall, Dick Anderson, Chairman of the Board of The Andersons, Inc., was the second profile of the series.

Gilhooley, a legend in Toledo broadcasting and an announcer for some 20 years for the Toledo Mud Huns, has over 50 years of experience in television and radio. Gilhooley previously served as the sports director at WTVG 13abc along with announcing several Ohio State football games. Gilhooley played for the legendary Toledo Jeeps, when he traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters for two years as a member of the opposing team. He also played baseball and basketball at the University of Notre Dame. His father, Frank Sr., played with the New York Yankees from 1913-18 and was a teammate of Babe Ruth in Boston.

The Sight and Sound documentaries are all available in video stream format by logging on to the Library’s Web site, Search under the CONNECT heading on the right side of the home page. DVD copies of the documentary are also available for checkout at all Library locations. The Library’s Local History and Genealogy department teamed with the Information Technology department to develop the Sight and Sound project. Interviews are filmed at WGTE. Tom Walton, retired Toledo Blade editor, interviewed both Anderson and Gilhooley.

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