Former 'Family Feud' host Dawson dies
Richard Dawson, an actor and TV host best known for his work on the â€śFamily Feudâ€ť and â€śHoganâ€™s Heroes,â€ť has died, according to ABC News. He was 79.
The British-born actor, who also co-starred in the movie â€śThe Running Man,â€ť left home when he was 14 to join the Merchant Marines, according to his biography on imdb.com.
After his discharge, Dawson became an actor. He moved to the United States in the early 1960s and gained fame playing a British prisoner of war in the popular TV series â€śHoganâ€™s Heroes.â€ť
When the program went off the air in 1971, Dawson appeared as a celebrity panelist on a number of game shows, including â€śMatch Game.â€ť
In 1976, he was hired to host a new game show called â€śThe Family Feudâ€ť that proved to be a hit. He stayed on as host through several of the showâ€™s incarnations.
Hogan's heroes was the stereo-typical US based war comedy of the 1960's...........every possible stereotype was magnified. It was still great for a laugh and a tv favorite.
"And the survey says....." has made its way into pop culture language, thanks to Richard's TV presence.
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