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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), It Happened to Jane (1959) 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
It Happened to Jane Bill Cullen - Panelist
Hot Potato Self - Host
Blockbusters Self - Host


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 1959 It Happened to Jane
Bill Cullen - Panelist
 1953 The Bill Cullen Show (TV Series)
 1948/II Winner Take All (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Radio: Hosted his own show, "Pulse" (aka "The Bill Cullen Show"), broadcast from New York City. See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill & Ann


Ann Cullen  (his death) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[For being the 1st game show host on the air, in live programming that he had to sleep during shifts]: I'm the only person I know who gets out of bed twelve times a week instead of seven. See more »


Attended a local broadcasting school called Microphone Playhouse. See more »


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

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