ladimir "ladmo" kwiatkowski '53 b.a.

“Ladmo,” as Ladimir Kwiatkowski was known, arrived at Arizona State University where he played baseball for the Sun Devils and majored in journalism in the hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster. Upon graduation from ASU in 1953, Kwiatkowski was considered by baseball scouts from the Cleveland Indians, but made the decision to obtain a job in television, and began work at the local KPHO Channel 5 station where he became involved with the “It's Wallace?” children’s program, where he developed his Ladmo character and his trademark "Ladmo Bags.” The show was later renamed “The Wallace and Ladmo Show” and became the longest-running daily children's television show in American history before going off the air in 1989. The show won nine Emmy awards.

Year of graduation: 
1953