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Kelly, John (nee Kelin)

John KellyTV talent. Co-host with Marilyn Turner of Kelly and Company and Good Afternoon Detroit.

John Kelly died, September 18, 2016.  He was 88 years old.  WXYZ.com

Funeral Arrangements PDF (The Detroit News)


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John Kelly at the WXYZ Cafeteria

Always with a friendly smile, John Kelly sneaks a bit more food from the WXYZ cafeteria.

John Kelly
John Kelly


Good Morning Detroit - The Kelly & Company Story

Good Morning Detroit - John Kelly & Marilyn Turner
Available from Amazon.com

John Kelly and Marilyn Turner, Detroit's first couple of television, give us a rare glimpse into their private lives. 

Here you'll peek beneath the facade of the local celebrities and read their personal account, a story that is sometimes shocking, sometimes poignant, always honest and revealing. 

They speak of their early lives, their broken marriages, the ratings battles of the 60s and early 70s , the inside story of one of the most talked about Detroit romances as it blossomed between one of the city's hottest news anchors and its well-known weather girl.


Kelly and Company Roast

Moments from WXYZ's Kelly and Company TV Show.

John Kelly and Marilyn Turner
John Kelly, Marilyn Turner - From the Lori Weiss collection


โ€‹Stand Up and Tell 'em You're From Detroit

Stand Up and Tell 'em You're From Detroit

Doris Biscoe, Rob Kress, Diana Lewis, Steve Garagiola, John Kelly, Marilyn Turner, Jay Berry, Bill Bonds, Jerry Hodak, Rich Fisher 


GAD - Good Afternoon Detroit Anniversary Show 1984

Help us name the people we are missing from the caption.

Good Afternoon Detroit - GAD - 1984 Anniversary Celebration
Back Row: Dex Sieger, Chris Stepien, Pete, Jim Ochs, ?????, Junie Bond, Tom Cleeves, Randy Silverman, Harriet Rotter, Jillayne Pautsch, Gene Taylor, ?????, Synka Curtis, John Kelly, Glenn Pearson, Gail Parker, Shirley Eder, Geoff Brock, Doug Kole, Bob Dear, Sioux DeOrlow Goodman, Tom McKinnon, Yanni    

Middle Row: Cathy Alfafara, Jackie (Astrologer), Angela Addison, Nate Penn,  ?????, Laurie Leinonen, Cheryl Ross, Suzanne Timma, Don Carter, Claire Carmichael, Marilyn Turner, Barbara Koster, Keith Booth, Kathy Linwood, Lisa Fisco, Colleen Burcar, Debbie Avery Canter, Lynda Hirsch, ?????, TJ Elliot  

Front Row: Dayna Eubanks, Jim Johnson, Al Segar, Sid Day, Tony Tillman, Dave Riley, Vic Hill,  Del Warner  

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Kelly and Company Celebrity Look Alikes

During the many years that Kelly and Company aired on WXYZ-TV, there was always a special element called Celebrity Look a likes.  People from the viewing area were always invited to send in their friends who looked like one of their favorite stars.

Westland Observer
Article from the the April 7, 1983, newspaper

Chukalas - Robert Blake
Just one example of the press coverage in a local newspaper of Kelly and Company with John Kelly and Marilyn Turner. - Open the entire article as a PDF from the newspaper.


Behind The Scene of WXYZ's Kelly and Company

This newspaper article gives a glimpse of what it was like to be behind the scenes of Kelly and Company.

Kelly and Company
Kelly and Company
John Kelly, Marilyn Turner, Nancy Lenzen, Diane Atkinson Hudson, Randy Barone, Howard Makkonen, Calvin Houts, Lisa Klein, Chuck Derry, Mason Weaver
Kelly and Company
Eddie Dorfman

References:

  • Canton Observer - August 23, 1979 (PDF)


John Kelly and Marilyn Turner at the September 21, 2013, WXYZ Reunion

John Kelly and Marilyn Turner - Photo by Lynne Pedlar
Marilyn Turner and John Kelly at the September 21, 2013, WXYZ-TV Reunion.  It was almost like they simply could have stepped into the studio and bring another sparkle to Detroit television.  Photo by Lynne Pedlar, used with Permission.


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Good Morning Detroit - The Kelly & Company Story

Good Morning DetroitJohn Kelly and Marilyn Turner, Detroit's first couple of television, give us a rare glimpse into their private lives. Here you'll peek beneath the facade of the local celebrities and read their personal account, a story that is sometimes shocking, sometimes poignant, always honest and revealing. They speak of their early lives, their broken marriages, the ratings battles of the 60s and early 70s , the inside story of one of the most talked about Detroit romances as it blossomed between one of the city's hottest news anchors and its well-known weather girl.

 

 

 

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