Les Crane dead at 74


The Los Angeles Times reports the death of Les Crane, the successful KGO-AM San Francisco talk host who was tapped by ABC Television in 1964 to challenge Johnny Carson with “The Les Crane Show.” That was not as successful. Crane, however, went on to become a software developer and multimillionaire. And don’t forget his hit record – the 1971 spoken-word recording of the poem “Desiderata,” which won a Grammy. Talk about a varied career!