Famed Radio Producer Himan Brown Dies in New York

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    Himan Brown with actor, Bill Gargon, in 1950s.

    Himan Brown, the creator of some of the biggest hits from the golden age of radio, has died. He was 99.

    Brown's family said Monday he died at his Manhattan apartment.

    He created a number of radio programs that became immensely popular in the 1930s and '40s. Among his most well-known offerings was "Inner Sanctum Mysteries." The show opened with a signature sound effect of a creaking door.

    Ron Simon of the Paley Center for Media said Brown was "one of radio's great storytellers."

    Brown died Friday. He is survived by two children, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.