A native of Oklahoma City, Alpern earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Oklahoma and a master's degree in radio communications from Northwestern University.Alpern had appeared in a television commercial with a devil's costume for the Silo's chain of appliance stores, and did radio commercials for KYWTV's Eyewitness News and The Philadelphia Inquirer's consumer column, "Action Line."
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