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Date of Birth 22 May 1910Windom, Minnesota, USA
Date of Death 12 October 1985Santa Monica, California, USA  (cerebral hemorrhage)
Birth NameJohn Leonard Olson
Nicknames John
Johnny O
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Johnny Olson was born on May 22, 1910 in Windom, Minnesota, USA as John Leonard Olson. He was an actor, known for The Price Is Right (1972), Match Game 73 (1973) and What's My Line? (1950). He was married to Penelope Katheen Powers. He died on October 12, 1985 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

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Penelope Katheen Powers (8 October 1939 - 12 October 1985) (his death)

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Spent his "off-time" in a rural West Virginia town named Lewisburg.
Prolific American television game show announcer almost exclusively with Mark Goodson Productions.
Was the announcer for The Price Is Right (1972) from 1972 to 1985.
He developed the catch phrase words, "Come on Down!", for the longest-running game show The Price Is Right (1972).

Personal Quotes (1)

Come on down!

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