RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Peter Potter, a two-time Emmy Award-winner and creator of the popular radio and television series 'Platter Parade' and 'Jukebox Jury,' died Sunday of a heart attack, a family spokesman said. He was 78.
Potter, whose real name was William Moore, had a career that spanned four decades and won him Best Entertainment Emmys in 1953 and 1955. He appeared on all three major radio and TV networks and his guests on a 1969 edition of 'Jukebox Jury' included Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
Potter was born in Henrietta, Olka., and graduated with a degree in geology from the University of New Mexico, where he played football. He later played professional baseball before enrolling in acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Potter was a disc jockey for more than a quarter century in Los Angeles on stations KMPC, KFWB and KLAC. His 'Jukebox Jury' series appeared on ABC and was eventually syndicated and sold in England.
In ill health the past several years, Potter moved to Palm Springs in 1977 where he recreated his 'Platter Parade' program on a local radio station.
Potter is survived by a son, Bill Moore of Los Angeles, and daughters Merry Moore of Los Angeles and Melinda Ferguson of Burbank.
Funeral arrangements were being made by Palm Springs Mortuary.