For 35 years Bob Barker had been the host of The Price Is Right
game show. Not only is it the highest-rated daytime game show, it's also the longest-running game show in TV history, surpassing the prime-time hit What's My Line?
, which ran for 18 years. He also served the show's executive producer since 1987...
“ The Price Is Right (1972–2007) ” - yrnej
“ The Gong Show (1976–80) ” - yrnej
Dick Clark was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York on November 30, 1929 to Julia Fuller and Richard Augustus Clark. He had one older brother, Bradley, who was killed in World War II. At the age of 16, Clark got his first job in the mailroom of WRUN, a radio station in Utica, New York, which was owned by his uncle and managed by his father...
“ The $10,000/$20,000/$25,000/$50,000/$100,000 Pyramid (1973–80, 1981 & 1982–89) ” - yrnej
Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. When he was 14, he joined the Merchant Marines and served for three years. During that time, he made money boxing. He had to lie about his age and remain tough so the older guys would not hassle him. In the late 1950s...
“ Family Feud (1976–85 & 1994–95) ” - yrnej
“ The Newlywed Game (1966–74, 1977–80, 1985-89 & 1998-2000) ” - yrnej
Monty Hall was born Maurice Halperin on August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in 1945. He's the father of Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason
, television writer/director Sharon Hall
, and Emmy Award winner television writer/director Richard Hall
“ Let's Make a Deal (1963–76, 1980, 1984–85 & 1990–91) ” - yrnej
“ The Dating Game/The New Dating Game (1965-74 & 1977-80) ” - yrnej
“ Art Linkletter's House Party/The Linkletter Show (1952–69), People are Funny (1954–61) ” - yrnej
“ Hollywood Squares (1966–82) ” - yrnej
“ Password/Password Allstars/Password Plus (1961–69, 1971-75 & 1979-80) ” - yrnej
“ Gambit/Las Vegas Gambit (1972–78 & 1980–81), The New Tic Tac Dough/Tic Tac Dough (1978–86) ” - yrnej
The bushy-browed, cigar-smoking wise-cracker with the painted-on moustache and stooped walk was the leader of The Marx Brothers
. With one-liners that were often double entendres, Groucho never cursed in any of his performances and said he never wanted to be known as a dirty comic. With a great love of music and singing (The Marx Brothers
started as a singing group)...
“ You Bet Your Life (1950–61) ” - yrnej
“ I've Got a Secret (1952–64), To Tell the Truth (1969–77) ” - yrnej
Gene Rayburn was born on December 22, 1917, in Christopher, Illinois. After his father died at a very young age, his mother moved to Chicago and married Milan Rubessa, and Gene adopted his stepfather's name. As Gene Rubessa, he acted in high school plays and hoped to follow an acting career. He moved to New York City in the 1930s where he was a page for NBC...
“ The Match Game (1962–69), Match Game '73-Match Game '79/Match Game PM (1973–82) ” - yrnej
“ Wheel of Fortune (1981–present) ” - yrnej
Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Philosophy. After his first decision to become a newscaster, he joined the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company), Canada's premier network in 1961. As he was working, he helped organize national news and covered a variety of special events for CBC's radio and television divisions...
“ Jeopardy! (1984–present) ” - yrnej
Chuck Woolery originally set his sights on a career in the music industry but had a change of heart when he joined the U.S. Navy instead. After two years military service, he attended college in his home state of Kentucky and afterward held various jobs including a stint as a sales rep at Pillsbury...
“ Love Connection (1983–95) ” - yrnej