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Thread started 06/03/12 7:55am

728huey

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RIP Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson, the actor/TV host most known for his hosting duties on the original Family Feud, has died from esophageal cancer. He was 79.

http://www.usatoday.com/l...55357952/1

He also was a star on the 1960's WWII sitcom Hogan's Heroes and had a memorable role as the TV host/villain the the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie The Running Man,

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Reply #1 posted 06/03/12 8:02am

namepeace

728huey said:

He . . . had a memorable role as the TV host/villain the the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie The Running Man,

His portrayal remains underrated.

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Reply #2 posted 06/03/12 8:12am

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R.I.P.

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Reply #3 posted 06/03/12 9:20am

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Aw rose actually I feel embarrssed I got him mixed up with the other guy from family feud, since he's the only face I rememeber from the show, so I thought he had already past. oddly, a part of me feels better given those circumstances. Well I remember him from Hogans Heroes which I use to love.

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Reply #4 posted 06/03/12 10:04am

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rose Though I grew up watching a different Family Feud host, I do remember Richard real well because he helped to make that show a classic. RIP

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Reply #5 posted 06/03/12 10:50am

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I thought he had died years ago...
I guess he just lived in anonymity
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Reply #6 posted 06/03/12 11:45am

kpowers

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sad

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Reply #7 posted 06/03/12 12:18pm

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I grew up watching him on rerun shows Hogans Heroes and Family Feud sad

RIP rose

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Reply #8 posted 06/03/12 12:41pm

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He was a hoot on Family Feud. That was my show back in the day especially when they had battles of the tv shows for a week. I didn't know he was British. Hogan's Heroes was my late dad's show and I remember him watching it all the time. Thinking back I do remember that he had an accent. I probably thought it was fake. rose

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Reply #9 posted 06/03/12 5:27pm

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Reply #10 posted 06/03/12 7:37pm

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Fury said:

I thought he had died years ago...

So did I. I honestly had no idea. RIP.

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Reply #11 posted 06/04/12 2:28am

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Now see, I never mixed him up with a Family Feud host, in my mind, I have him hosting Match Game after Gene Rayburn. Maybe that's becasue he was a regular on that show...anyway he was a cool dude Rest In Peace baby

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Reply #12 posted 06/04/12 10:45am

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The 70's were so different. Can you imagine a TV host kissing every female contestant today?

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Reply #13 posted 06/04/12 10:50am

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NDRU said:

The 70's were so different. Can you imagine a TV host kissing every female contestant today?

Mr. Dawson was a PLAYA!

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Reply #14 posted 06/04/12 4:54pm

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And you just know those heffa's lined up for Dick's smooches!! LOL OMG I get tickled watching him work it back then and now!

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Reply #15 posted 06/04/12 8:27pm

PDogz

I'll always remember him first from "Hogan's Heroes", then from "Match Game", when he, Brett Somers, and Charles Nelson Reilly used to booze it up and crack jokes for the entire show, then lastly as host on "Family Feud".

May he be resting peacefully.


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Reply #16 posted 06/04/12 11:48pm

NDRU

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I remember that on Match Game, he always had the final match! Like clockwork.

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Reply #17 posted 06/05/12 5:34am

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My dad used to watch "Hogan's Heroes." Richard Dawson was my favorite Family Feud host...

The check. The string he dropped. The Mona Lisa. The musical notes taken out of a hat. The glass. The toy shotgun painting. The things he found. Therefore, everything seen–every object, that is, plus the process of looking at it–is a Duchamp.
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Reply #18 posted 06/05/12 8:02am

Graycap23

R.I.P.

I loved his role in the "Running Man".

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Reply #19 posted 06/05/12 10:48am

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Richard was the best host of Family Feud. No other host has even come close to his charm and charisma.

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Reply #20 posted 06/05/12 5:19pm

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sad loved him. r.i.p. mr dawson.

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Reply #21 posted 06/05/12 6:45pm

PDogz

NDRU said:

I remember that on Match Game, he always had the final match! Like clockwork.

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Contestants always chose him for the Final Round because Richard always had the Top Answer. Everybody else would have some wacky/goofy answer, but Richard always had a reasonable one; usually the right one.

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Reply #22 posted 06/05/12 10:12pm

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Rest In Peace rose Mr. Dawson

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Reply #23 posted 06/06/12 12:15pm

Empress

I always liked Richard. Haven't seen him in years, but I hope he lived out his life happy and content. He was great fun on the game shows.

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Reply #24 posted 06/07/12 2:22am

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Game Show Network (GSN) is going to have a marathon devoted to Richard Dawson this Thursday.

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