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Richard Dawson, Age 79

Discussion in 'The OT' started by SayWhat?, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Jun 3, 2012 #1 of 22
    SayWhat?

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    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap...ZOi9mg?docId=8bd9c2eeb79f4e4ebb110246c1f14e66

     
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    Mark Holtz

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    I still remember him in The Running Man.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    First appearances seem to be "The Longest Day", "The Jack Benny Program" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
     
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    spartanstew

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    Enjoyed him on Hogans Heroes, Family Feud, AND Running Man.

    Oddly enough, I thought he had passed several years ago.
     
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    fluffybear

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    I thought he did as well. Very possible though I was confusing him with Burt Convy who died in the early 90's and Gene Rayburn who passed away at the end of the 90's.

    Edit: Roy Combs who hosted Family Feud after Dawson died in 1996

    I enjoyed him Hogan's Heroes as Cpl. Peter Newkirk but I really did not like Family Feud all that much. I realize some will say that he will always be remembered for Family Feud but for me, It was his days on Match Game that I will always remember him for.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    ... led to some controversy about his departure.
     
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    fluffybear

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    There was?
     
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    Steve

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    Carl Spock

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    Gene Rayburn: "The mortician couldn't close the lid on Richard Dawson's casket until he cut his blank off."

    Contestant: "Moustache?"
     
  10. dpeters11

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    It looks like he died 16 years to the day after Ray Combs.
     
  11. AntAltMike

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    I remember that Dawson pissed a few people off, including me, when he would end Family Feud with a bitter. political diatribe. Once, he cursed out a judge for going soft on someone's prison sentence.

    Not that it has anything to do with Dawson, but the idea of doubling and then tripling the point values in the three rounds is brilliant, because it keeps the trailing family in play right up to the end, since even if they have lost the first two games, they have a 50-50 chance of winning the third, and then a 50-50 chance that their point value will exceed that of the two previous games.
     
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    Somebody decided that too many contestants were picking Dawson for the Super Match (which I agree with), so they brought out the big wheel for contestants to spin to pick who they would try to match.

    Dawson took it as a personal insult and some say that's when he decided to leave the show.
     
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    Don't remember the Super Wheel but then again, the only time I really got to watch Match Game was during breaks from school or when I was suppose to be sick.
     
  14. SayWhat?

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    ^^ GSN, 7:30AM (Central) Weekdays.

    They used to run about 4 episodes each day, but just recently cut way back.


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    Thanks for the refresher.. It was about the time I stopped watching the show all together.

    found this on wiki

     
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    That would be creepy.
     
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    Remember this date in 2028 for Steve Harvey.
     
  18. TheRatPatrol

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    RIP Richard. I liked him on Match Game and Family Feud.

    Its too bad about Ray Combs, he could have come back and hosted the new syndicated version had he lived. I haven't like any of the hosts on the current one.
     
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    I thought Richard Karn did a fairly good job.
     
  20. Laxguy

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    Somehow I missed Match Game, sounds good for its time.... may he RIP, though.
    The phrase "making whoopee" was heard often on The Dating Game...but was framed in 1928 via a song of that title.
     

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