Lowell Vernon Cary was born in Sacramento on December 10, 1936 and was raised in that city, where he acted in a number of stage productions during his high school years. He subsequently worked in radio in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he became known not only as an opera buff but also as an aficionado of old radio shows. Cary died in Oakland, California on March 14, 2006.
From the description of Bud Cary San Francisco opera collection. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 263436746