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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 April 1921New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 11 December 1991Los Angeles, California, USA  (emphysema)
Birth NameRobert Goldberg

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Q. Lewis was born on April 5, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Goldberg. He was an actor, known for An Affair to Remember (1957), The Match Game (1962) and What's My Line? (1950). He died on December 11, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Trade Mark (1)

Horn-rimmed spectacles; appearance of skepticism

Trivia (7)

Radio & TV show host.
Began his career as a child actor and singer on the NBC Radio version of "The Horn & Hardadt Children's Hour".
Said on What's My Line? (1950) August 18, 1963, of the University of Michigan, "As an old U of M man, I am delighted to recognize Miss Michigan. We used to say back at Ann Arbor, four out of five are beautiful and the fifth goes to Michigan. That is *not* true.".
Was in the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at the University of Michigan.
According to an article published in the August 10, 1947, New York Times, Lewis added the middle initial Q. to his name at the age of 22. Lewis said, "The Q doesn't signify anything definite. It's an attention getter. Something to make people notice me." In addition, in a 1951 interview, HE said the Q stood for "anything you want!".
In December 1954, he had a hit on Coral Records with the song 'Collegiate'.
Was a radio disc jockey prior to his early 1950s TV success.

Personal Quotes (1)

In addition to the two other cited explanations as to his middle initial "Q", he stated in a 1980's television interview that when he was born his parents decided to call it quits.

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