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Birth: Jun. 24, 1903
Death: Apr. 13, 1966

If you grew up around a television set in the Twin Cities during the late fifties than you remember "Axel and His Dog" the most famous kids show in the history of local television. The show premiered on August 5th,1954 and ran for the next 12 years. The character of Axel became a local phenomenon. The television station sponsored an "Axel Day" at an amusement park and over 12,000 kids showed up to see their favorite television hero. Axel entertained children of all ages with riddles, zingers,and Knock-knock jokes sent in by the viewers. He used sound effects, Snorts, whistles, and a mangled Swedish accent. He soon became the hottest television personality in the Twin Cities. Also starting in the show was Don Stolz who played Towser the Dog and Tallulah the Cat. Few people knew that Clellan Card had Cancer. It was one of the saddest moments in the history of Twin Cities television on April 14th, 1966 when a co-star of the show told viewers Axel would not be returning to do the show: Card had died the day before of cancer. (bio by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Marion Satterlee Card (1904 - 1979)*
 
 Children:
  Clellan Peter Card (1929 - 1952)*
  John Brook Card (1934 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Resurrection Cemetery
Mendota Heights
Dakota County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 6, Block 29, Lot 2, Grave 1
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 31, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 3761
Clellan Card
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Clellan Card
Added by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
 
Clellan Card
Added by: Stew Thornley
 
 
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Axel I grew up watching you and you were the best TV pal a kid could have. I remember many of your "birdies" One of my favorites was "Birdie with the yellow bill hopped upon my windowsill, what did you do with the lightbulb, socket? Bee Boop... LOL
- Axel Fan
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012
Axel I grew up watching you and you were the best TV pal a kid could have. I remember many of your "birdies" One of my favorites was "Birdie with the yellow bill jumped upon my windowsill, what did you do with the lightbulb, socket? LOL
- Axel Fan
 Added: Jul. 22, 2012
Dear Axel,You were a very positive influence in my life, I watched your show all the time and actually, we were neighbors when I was a child. Thanks for all the funny memories I have of watching your show!
- Patty (Trish)
 Added: Oct. 3, 2011
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