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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 Three on a Match (1971), Blockbusters (1980) and Hot Potato (1984). He was married to Ann Cullen, Carol Ames and Ruth Elizabeth Harrington. He died on July 7, 1990 in Bel Air, California, USA. See full bio »


(age 70) in Bel Air, California, USA

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Three on a Match Self - Host
Blockbusters Self - Host
Hot Potato Self - Host
It Happened to Jane Bill Cullen - Panelist


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 1959 It Happened to Jane
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 1953 The Bill Cullen Show (TV Series)
 1948/II Winner Take All (TV Series)
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(1970s) Spokesman for Mobil Oil Corp. See more »

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Bill & Ann


Ann Cullen  (his death) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[Who had the hiccups when taping five To Tell the Truth (1969) programs in 1 day]: When the shows ran through a week, people thought I had hiccupped an entire week, and were sorry for me! More than 5000 letters came in offering sympathy and remedies, and I was very touched. See more »


Was enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh as a pre-med student. He dropped out of college because of a shortage of funds. He then took on a job as a mechanic at his father's garage and a tow-truck driver before going back to college and graduating with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. See more »


Occasionally, at the beginning of his shows, he was either seated or stood to his podium. See more »

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