R.I.P. 'Family Feud' Host Richard Dawson

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06.04.12 18 Comments

Richard Dawson, best known as the host of the original “Family Feud,” passed away on Saturday at the age of 79 due to complications from cancer. His other career highlights include playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on “Hogan’s Heroes,” appearing in many episodes of “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,” and marrying the British Marilyn Monroe, Diana Dors. So, between all that, and the fact that he kissed “somewhere in the vicinity of 20,000” female contestants out of “luck and love, that’s all” (including his second wife, Gretchen) on “Family Feud” AND wickedly parodied his persona in The Running Man, I’d say Dawson lived one hell of a life. R.I.P.

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