Richard Dawson

Game Show Host, TV Actor

1932 – 2012

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Who was Richard Dawson?

Richard Dawson was an English-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, being the original host of the Family Feud game show from 1976 to 1985 and from 1994 to 1995, and a regular panelist on the 1970s version of Match Game on CBS from 1973 to 1978. After a successful career in British television and cinema, Dawson moved to Los Angeles. In 1984, he became an American citizen while retaining his British Citizenship.

In 2012, Dawson died of complications from esophageal cancer. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

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Born
Nov 20, 1932
Gosport
Also known as
  • Colin Lionel Emm
  • Dick Dawson
  • Kissyface
  • Dickie
  • The Kissing Bandit
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • English American
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • Gosport
  • Beverly Hills
Died
Jun 2, 2012
Los Angeles
Resting place
Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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