Harold Ensley, 92, whose syndicated The Sportsman's Friend entertained TV viewers for decades, died Wednesday at his suburban Kansas City home after years of heart problems, friends said.
Mr. Ensley turned his passion into a career. Besides bringing fishing to the masses through his television show, he became a fishing companion to the stars.
Mr. Ensley worked as an ad salesman in Joplin, Mo., and in the Kansas City area before deciding to produce an unpaid 15-minute fishing show on weekdays. The program grew to air in 70 markets nationwide by 1973.