1960s
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Don Herbert 1917 | 2007

1960s
Don Herbert, with a young guest on his show in the 1960s, starred in “Watch Mr. Wizard” for 14 years on NBC starting in 1951. He died today at age 89. (File photo)
1984
Herbert trained as a teacher before turning to the TV airwaves to impart his lessons. (File photo)
1969
Herbert, who worked as an actor and model before becoming “Mr. Wizard,” used simple experiments to make science appealing to children. (File photo)
1984
Herbert again uses fire to make a point -- in this case, by means of lycopodium, a powder used in fireworks. (File photo)
1995
To Spencer Nikosey, then 11, Herbert was not just “Mr. Wizard” but also grandpa. Here, the two team for a demonstration of flammability at Round Meadow Elementary School in Calabasas in 1995. (Los Angeles Times)
1995
Herbert reveals one of the tricks of his trade after the science demonstration at his grandson’s school in Calabasas. (Los Angeles Times)
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