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Richard Dawson

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Birthday
20, 1932
Birthplace
Gosport, England
Death Date
Jun 2, 2012 (79)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1932
Birthplace
Gosport, England
Death Date
Jun 2, 2012 (79)

About

Comic actor who was the original host of the game show Family Feud after previously being a regular on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In and The New Dick Van Dyke Show.

Before Fame

He ran away from home at age 14 to pursue a boxing career, and, after being discharged from the Merchant Marine, he pursued a career in comedy.

Trivia

He played the role of Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes.

Family Life

He married Diana Dors in 1959, and the couple had two sons named Mark and Gary.

Associated With

He starred on Hogan's Heroes with Bob Crane.