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Kirby Grant ...  Sky King / ... 72 episodes, 1952-1959
Gloria Winters ...  Penny King 72 episodes, 1952-1959
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"From out of the clear blue of the western sky comes Sky King" was the familiar opening to television's premier aviation program. Operating from his Flying Crown Ranch in Arizona, Sky King, his niece Penny and their Cessna 310 airplane "Songbird" were constantly involved in one adventure after another. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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16 September 1951 (USA) See more »

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スカイキング See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Jimmy Buffett's song "Pencil Thin Mustache": "Writin' fan letters to Sky's niece Penny". See more »

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America's Most Famous Flying Cowboy
8 April 2006 | by krorieSee all my reviews

Sky King came roaring into American living rooms every Saturday with action and adventure. The stories were well written for juvenile television fare. The cast usually consisted of minor character actors. Sky was played with gusto by Kirby Grant who was an ace pilot in real life. His niece, Penny, was portrayed by Gloria Winters who tended to overact but exuded a winning personality that everyone loved.

This was my wife's favorite TV show when she was a child. We recently watched several episodes on DVD and were surprised at how well the shows have held up over the past fifty years. They are still entertaining, action-packed with good aerial photography for the time period. One with an ecological angle was "The Wild Man" featuring Jethro Beaudine's (Max Baer, Jr.) uncle, Buddy Baer, a mountain of a man, standing 6'5" tall. In this episode, he is falsely accused of trying to kill a driver for a logging company and stealing the payroll. It's up to Sky and Penny to prove his innocence. The loggers are out to shoot him because he has been trying to sabotage their work in order to save the homes of the woodland creatures. Penny, as usual, plays an active role in helping her Uncle Sky.


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