A very well known radio announcer and later a painter, Claney was born in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended Carnegie Technical Drama Department, and later studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy of Design, the Art Students League, the Colarossi and Grande Chaumiere in Paris. He worked various jobs, including work in drama and theater where he worked as an assistant to three well known scenic designers. Claney was later called on for radio shows which led to commercial radio work for NBC, General Motors, Firestone and later for NBC in London & Paris. Claney was called "one fo the most talented and popular radio announcers in the business." In the late 1930's Claney left the United States t
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