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Quick Facts
Born:
June 18,
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Ethnicity:
Caucasian

Thomas Breneman Smith was a popular 1940s American radio personality known to his listeners as Tom Breneman.

Born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Breneman was host of the show Breakfast in Hollywood which aired on the Blue Network, ABC, NBC and Mutual at various times from 1941 to 1948.

Breneman's program went through numerous title changes but was best known as Breakfast in Hollywood. By the mid-1940s, Breneman had ten million listeners. The popularity of the radio program was such that he created his own magazine, and in 1945 he opened his own establishment, Tom Breneman's Restaurant, located on Vine Street off Sunset Boulevard.

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