Quiz show host known for the radio and television game show Pick a Box.
He worked many odd jobs before taking up theater in the 1930s.
His show Pick a Box was the first highly watched quiz show on TV, and would lead to him being a major cultural icon in Australia.
He proposed to his wife Dolly Mack, a performer as well, nine days after meeting her and she was with him till his death in 1984.
Art Linkletter gave him the go ahead to bring his scripts to Australian audiences.