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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 It Happened to Jane (1959). 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 »

Died:

(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 Himself - Host
(1971-1974)
Blockbusters Himself - Host
(1980-1982)
It Happened to Jane Bill Cullen - Panelist
(1959)
Hot Potato Himself - Host
(1984)

Filmography

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 1978 Pass the Buck (TV Series)
Host (1978)
 1959 It Happened to Jane
Bill Cullen - Panelist
 1953 The Bill Cullen Show (TV Series)
Host
 1952 Winner Take All (TV Series)
Host
 1949 Stop the Music (TV Series)
Host (1954-1955)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Hosted "The Parents' Notebook". See more »

Alternate Names:

Bill & Ann
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Personal Quote:

[in 1988 about game shows] I don't enjoy television as much as I used to. It's not as much fun. There's a lot of greed today, it seems. A lot of business administration aspirants coming along. They used to play it for fun, to get on the air and have their friends see them. You'd give them a thousand dollars and you made their year. Now, unless it's twenty or thirty thousand dollars, they look at ... See more »

Trivia:

Met fellow game show host Gene Rayburn while the two were under contract to Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions (later Mark Goodson Productions) in 1953. The two remained friends until Cullen's death in 1990. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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