Death of Lloyd Thaxton

May 31, 1927 - October 5, 2008
Los Angeles, California | Age 81

Emmy Award-winning television host and producer dies at 81
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LOS ANGELES -- Lloyd Thaxton, an Emmy Award-winning producer and host of a popular Los Angeles television dance show that went national in the 1960s, has died. He was 81.

Thaxton died of multiple myeloma Sunday at his home in Los Angeles, said his wife Barbara Thaxton.

Lloyd Thaxton was known for his comic lip-synching to rock 'n' roll songs on KCOP's "Lloyd Thaxton's Record Shop," which launched in 1959 and became a hit despite its limited budget and cardboard set. He used...

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