Monday, June 4, 2012

Richard Dawson, Dead at 79

Image from source, LA Times
I first knew of Richard Dawson at the age of six or so, through reruns of Hogan's Heroes. Not long after, I became familiar with him (still before the age of ten) through Match Game '74 and later, Family Feud. Richard was one of those great quasi-famous people of the 70s, along with his compatriots Brett Somers, Fannie Flagg and Charles Nelson Reilley. Not A-list by any means, but treasured by pop culture enthusiasts like myself. I'm not a believer of "ever after," but if there is one, I hope that Richard gets to kiss the ladies of his choice there.


Richard Dawson dies at 79; host of TV's 'Family Feud'

Richard Dawson, the British actor who went from comedy co-star in the popular TV series "Hogan's Heroes" to his best-known role as the charming host of the TV game show "Family Feud" with his trademark of kissing the female contestants on the lips, has died. He was 79. . .

Read more at: Los Angeles Times

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