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Richard Dawson (I) (1932–2012)

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, Richard met a British actress named ... See full bio »

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Hosted the daytime game show "Lucky Pair" in 1970. See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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They kept us on the air probably a year more than they should have. We were burying them. [in 1985, on ABC's cancellation of Family Feud (1976)]. See more »


Originated the phrase "Survey says", for Family Feud (1976), which every host after him used as well. See more »


Often closed the show with the phrase, "Love ya, we'll see you here on the Feud." See more »


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