VOLUME 37, NO. 5
Remembering ... Jack Clifford By Bill Dougherty
Remembering Jack Clifford
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My wife, Beth McRae, and I were first introduced to Jack and his first
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ing! He was a brilliant man.
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Early in his career in Phoenix he anchored sports for Channel 3
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Over the long hot summer, we saw the passing of a truly incredible man – Jack Clifford, our Fabulous Phoenician from 2007. He passed to the heavens leaving behind perhaps one of the most extraordinary
wife Marguerite the year we decided to chair the Phoenix Symphony Ball with her family. Jeanne and Gary Herberger, who were great friends with the dynamic couple, made sure we got to know them both very well. To be in the presence of Jack Clifford was truly amaz-
KTVK. But Jack had the ability to make you feel like you were the most important person in the room. This gift would eventually take him from the television screen to television sales and later C.E.O. at Channel 12 KPNX. He was so tremendously talented that even media mogul Ted Turner took notice and the Clifford’s were swept away to CNN in various markets. It was in Atlanta that Jack founded the Food Network. The network is still among the most viewed cable stations in the world. The Clifford’s eventually retired back to The Valley and became one of the true forces of nature on the philanthropic scene. They threw lavish parties in their opulent Scottsdale home for a boundless number of local charities. Their reach in the community was simply amazing.
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With the unexpected passing of Marguerite Clifford in late 2007, Jack managed to still stay connected with the social world. Ever the optimist, he continued to lend his talents and donations to all the organizations that had been so fond of his late wife and him. In 2010, he met and married his second wife Beverly. The couple relocated to Southern California that same year. Jack will always be remembered for the man who believed a person could do anything. He loved to ballroom dance and he was a truly gifted cook and baker. He was a man who was always looking for the next big thing. Judging from his incomparable life he always found it.
ON THE COVER Phoenix Theatre Celebrates 100 years Centennial Chairs: Sandy Magruder, Michael Barnard Maja Langbein and Nan Howlett. Join them at Phoenix Theatre on October 19, 2019 5:30 pm For information call 602.254.2151 Photographer: Scott Foust Studio, 602.285.5500