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Other names  Big John Wilson
Alma mater  Ithaca College
Name  Big Wilson
Children  John Jeffrey Wilson
Spouse(s)  Jody

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Full Name  Malcolm John Wilson, Jr.
Born  October 3, 1924 (1924-10-03) Mariaville Lake, New York, U.S.
Occupation  Disc jockey, announcer, late-night movie host
Known for  Announcer for Jack Horkheimer: Star Hustler
Died  October 5, 1989, Selma, North Carolina, United States

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Big Wilson (born Malcolm John Wilson, Jr.; October 3, 1924 – October 5, 1989) was an American radio personality. He worked as a disc jockey at WNBC AM in New York City from the early 1960s until 1974 and moved to Miami in 1975 where he worked for WIOD and WCIX-TV. He was one of the last two hosts of the NBC network program Monitor. Prior to moving to NYC, Wilson and his wife Jody lived in a riverfront home in Rocky River, Ohio. He commuted to Cleveland where he was the leading radio personality for some years. Tim Conway and other well-known persons visited their home.

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Big Wilson served as the announcer for the weekly television program, Jack Horkheimer: Star Hustler. During the program's opening sequence, Wilson's voice was the one which was heard reading the following poem:

After Big Wilson's death in 1989, Star Hustler continued to use Wilson's pre-recorded voice in the television program's introduction as a "living memorial" to the man. This ended in 1997 when the show was renamed Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer. Wilson, who was 6 foot 6 tall, and weighed more than 300 pounds, died from a heart attack, two days after this 65th birthday at a hotel in Selma, North Carolina.

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