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Jess Daniel Dennis Cain III (June 17, 1926 – February 14, 2008) was an American radio personality. For 34 years, from 1957-91, Cain was the morning drive personality on WHDH-AM in Boston. Cain also was a professional actor and appeared in numerous theater and musical theater productions, and appeared in early television on the Sergeant Bilko {a.k.a "Phil Silvers"] Show. In the Boston area, he was known especially for playing Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Cain's song about Carl Yastrzemski — whiich he adapted from an old ragtime tune called "Shoutin' Liza Trombone" — appeared on "The Impossible Dream," a WHDH-produced album commemorating the 1967 Boston Red Sox season and later as part of the soundtrack of the 2005 movie Fever Pitch.

He was a World War Two veteran, serving under Audie Murphy at the Battle of the Bulge and earning the Silver Star.

Cain died from prostate cancer in his Beacon Hill home at the age of 81. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November 2008. [1]

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