Friday, May 25, 2012

Vince Edwards Visits Sandusky

On May 27, 1962, the actor who played “Ben Casey” on television, Vince Edwards, visited Cedar Point on Esmond Dairy Day. The actor is pictured with the 1962 Dairy Princess from Columbus, Ohio. Before his television career, Edwards had an Ohio connection, as he had been a champion swimmer as a student at Ohio State University in the late 1940s.

The front page of the May 28, 1962 Sandusky Register reported that 9,000 fans mobbed the popular actor, including two women who fainted. Thirty-five patrolmen from Cedar Point, as well as Mr. Edwards’ personal bodyguards were all on duty at the time. Edwards was quoted as saying, “I’ve seen larger crowds, but this was the wildest.”

Mr. A.C. Routh, Jr., manager of Esmond Dairy, and a Cedar Point official are pictured here with the famous actor.

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