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Bill Cullen (I) (1920–1990)


Bill Cullen was born on February 18, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as William Lawrence Cullen. He was an actor, known for I've Got a Secret (1952), Hot Potato (1984) and The (New) $25,000 Pyramid (1973). He was married to Ann Macomber and Carol Ames. He died on July 7, 1990 in Bel Air, California, USA. See full bio »

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(age 70) in Bel Air, California, USA

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Filmography

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 1978 Pass the Buck (TV Series)
Host (1978)
 1959 It Happened to Jane
Bill Cullen - Panelist
 1953 Name That Tune (TV Series)
Emcee (1954-1955)
 1953 The Bill Cullen Show (TV Series)
Host
 1952 Winner Take All (TV Series)
Host
 1949 Stop the Music (TV Series)
Host (1954-1955)
Show Show Self (59 credits)
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Personal Quote:

[in 1988 about game shows]: I don't enjoy television as much as I used to. It's not as much fun. There's a lot of greed today, it seems. A lot of business administration aspirants coming along. They used to play it for fun, to get on the air and have their friends see them. You'd give them a thousand dollars and you made their year. Now, unless it's twenty or thirty thousand dollars, they look at... See more »

Trivia:

His physical disabilities were (and largely remain) unknown to the general public due to the creative set design of his shows. The games' structures, props, and any physical movements by contestants were deliberately arranged so that Cullen could, for the most part, remain stationary. Rather than the grand entrance common for game show hosts, Cullen would begin each show either already seated or ... See more »

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Thick, horn-rimmed glasses See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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