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Date of Birth 25 November 1925St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
Date of Death 21 July 1988  (bone cancer)
Birth NameJack Leslie Clark

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One of the 1970s most-loved and respected TV personalities, Jack Clark was best known as host of the highly successful syndicated game shows "Dealer's Choice" (1973-75) and "Cross Wits" (1975-80). Born in St. Joseph, Missouri around 1925, he moved to California where after the service he worked at KROW in Oakland. After graduating college in 1948, he worked as a CBS staff announcer, moving to New York in 1952 and working for 20 years as announcer and substitute host on shows like "To Tell the Truth", "Password", and the original "Price Is Right", as well as hosting the short-lived "100 Grand". Late in 1973, Clark took over as host of "Dealer's Choice", and segued into his most successful series, "Cross Wits" in December of 1975. After the demise of "Cross Wits" in 1980, Clark became the announcer on the top-rated "Wheel of Fortune" until his untimely passing in 1988.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dan Davidson

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Barbara ? (? - ?)

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Took a break from The $25,000 Pyramid (1974), in the Summer of 1985, to concentrate on his announcing duties on Wheel of Fortune (1975). Clark left Pyramid for good, at the beginning of the fourth season, and was replaced by Johnny Gilbert.

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