Houston Legend Marvin Zindler Dies At 85
July 30, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of HOUSTON TV news legend MARVIN ZINDLER, who died SUNDAY in HOUSTON at 85 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
The flamboyant, toupee-wearing ZINDLER was best known for his consumer reports on ABC O&O KTRK-A/HOUSTON and his reports on a brothel that served as the basis for the book, play, and movie musical "THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS." His broadcasting career started in radio at KATL-A (now RADIO DISNEY O&O KMIC-A)/HOUSTON in the 1940s, where he was a DJ and reporter. He gained notoriety as the head of the HOUSTON Sheriff's consumer fraud division, later joining KTRK in 1973.
ZINDLER continued to work until his death, filing his last reports from his hospital bed.