Richard Dawson

Name:
Richard Dawson
Age:
79
Date of Birth:
Nov 20, 1932
Occupation:
Actor,Comedian,Game Show Host And Panellist
Spouse:
<a Href='https://www.female.com.au/celebrities/diana-dors.htm'>Diana Dors</a> (m. 1959; Div. 1966),Gretchen Johnson (m. 1991)
Children:
3, Including Mark
Years active:
1960–1995
Known for:
Hogan's Heroes (as Corporal Peter Newkirk),Family Feud (host; 1976–85, 1994–95),Match Game (panelist; 1973–78)
Died:
Jun 2, 2012 (Esophageal Cancer)
Resting place:
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

Richard Dawson - Biography Summary


Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm; 20 November 1932 – 2 June 2012) was a British-American actor and comedian, and a game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, as a regular panelist in 1973–1978 on Match Game, and as the original host of Family Feud in 1976–1985 and 1994–1995.



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