Hello Mr. Inman: I’ve been watching a lot of Turner Classic Movies lately (the most recent one was “The Petrified Forest” with Bette Davis), and I occasionally see the name “Paul Harvey” listed in the credits. I’m wondering if this is the Paul Harvey of radio fame. I say yes; my brother disagrees. A round of golf hangs in the balance. Can you tell us if the famous Mr. Harvey ever appeared in a movie? – Troy, Berlin, MD
Dear Troy: Oh, so you want to hear the rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrest of the story, eh?
Allow me to introduce you to Roy Paul Harvey, born in Sandwich, Illinois in 1882. He died in 1955 at age 73, and among his many film credits are “Spellbound,” “Father of the Bride” and, yes, “The Petrified Forest.”
As you have no doubt surmised, he is not the same person as radio Paul Harvey, who passed away in 2009. Radio Paul Harvey played an announcer in two movies – 1998’s “Everything That Rises” and 1986’s “The Right of the People.”