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Rex Trailer Dies at 84

Trailer hosted a children's television show in the 1950s.

Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, died on Jan. 9, according to his website. 

“Rex Trailer left this earth peacefully last night surrounded in love and song by his family. Rex had been in Florida for the holidays when he became ill into the New Year. While everyone’s prayers and support have been of great comfort to Rex, he decided it was time to go home. Rex and family thank all of you and love you,” a statement on his website reads.

Trailer hosted “Boomtown” a children’s show with a western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974, according to WBZ-TV.

Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. 

Share your memories of Trailer and his show in the comment box below.

Do you have any photos of you with Rex Trailer? Be sure to upload them, including your name and town in the caption.

CC January 10, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Boom Boom Boomtown RIP
malcolm nichols January 11, 2013 at 12:47 PM
What is Pablo to do without him, riding that buckboard to heaven.
bob b. January 14, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Does anyone remember Rex having some kind of western themed park in Dennis,back in the late `50s.I have some pictures of it,I am not sure if Rex was involved with it.`

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