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Les Crane (1933–2008)

Les Crane was born on December 3, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Leslie Stein. He was an actor and producer, known for Love It or Leave It (1971), The Match Game (1962) and I Love a Mystery (1973). He was married to Ginger Crane and Tina Louise. He died on July 13, 2008 in Greenbrae, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Love It or Leave It
(1971)
The Match Game
The Match Game Team Captain
(1965-1966)
I Love a Mystery
I Love a Mystery Jack Packard
(1973)

Filmography

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 1973 I Love a Mystery (TV Movie)
Jack Packard
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mel Bailey (segment "Love and the Advice-Givers")
- Love and Take Me Along/Love and the Advice-Givers/Love and the Geisha (1969) ... Mel Bailey (segment "Love and the Advice-Givers")
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
 1968 Ironside (TV Series)
Les Crane
- Force of Arms (1968) ... Les Crane
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
The Commentator
- Wipeout (1967) ... The Commentator
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Captain MacDowell
- Nightmare at Fort Killman (1967) ... Captain MacDowell
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Holton Rocket
- Who Killed the Card? (1965) ... Holton Rocket
 1964 ABC's Nightlife (TV Series)
Host (Nov. 1964-Feb. 1965, Jun.-Nov. 1965)
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Trivia:

In 1964, he had the Rolling Stones on his talk show, in their first TV appearance in the US. Other guests included Bob Dylan, Malcolm X, and Alabama governor George Wallace. See more »

Trademark:

Confrontational style as a radio talk-show host

Nickname:

The Bad Boy of Late-Night Television

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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