August 11, 2012 marks the 99th birthday of entertainer extraordinaire Harry Jarkey. If you are a Detroit baby boomer, you might remember Harry from WXYZ-TV’s Our Friend Harry, or his Saturday morning kids show Fun House. Perhaps you were in the house when Harry knocked ´em dead at Bay City’s Wenona Beach Casino where he headlined for nearly 30 years. Or maybe you’ve seen Harry’s nightclub act at one of Detroit's top nightspots like The Bowery, the Corktown Tavern, the Playboy Club or the Metropole.

  A special email address has been created for Harry’s fans to wish him a happy birthday. Well-wishers can either click on the email address below or copy and paste it into your favorite email application.  If you are unfamiliar with Harry’s work, you can read more about him here.  Let’s make Harry’s 99th birthday a special one!