Forrest J. Ackerman
Forrest J. Ackerman was the creator of Famous Monster of Filmland magazine. In it he introduced millions to horror and sc-fi movies as well as horror hosts. Horror hosts like Zacherley and M.T. Graves were featured on the cover and inside many issues of the magazine.
Forry passed away on December 4, 2008.
Here is The Ghoul meeting Forry at the first Ghoulardifest in 1997:
Here is Forry in a montage from The Son of Ghoul Show: