Skip to comments.Richard Dawson Dead at 79
Posted on 06/03/2012 6:59:54 AM PDT by John W
Richard Dawson, the legendary host of "Family Feud," has died from complications due to esophageal cancer ... this according to his son.
Gary Dawson posted a Facebook message early this morning that read:
"It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered..."
Dawson hosted "Feud" from 1976-1985, and then from 1994-1995. He was also famous for being a regular on "The Match Game" and for appearing in the classic Arnold Schwarzenegger action film "The Running Man."
Dawson was married to Gretchen Johnson ... interesting fact -- he met her when she was part of a contestant family on The Feud and got hitched in 1991. Dawson was famous during the first run of the show for kissing all the female contestants -- he was known as "The Kissing Bandit." But in the second run, he kissed no one -- a promise he made to Gretchen.
Askin eventually returned to his native Austria and kept acting past age 90 IIRC.
I was watching the “Devil’s Brigade’ last night as well. I was going through the cast realizing how many are now dead like William Holden and Cliff Robertson. I thought well at least Richard Dawson was still alive. For once in my life I was wrong. Actually I have been wrong more times than I want to count.
I was also wondering if Dawson ever commented on the bar fight scene where he kicked the lumberjack and showed he wasn’t a true Scot in his whitey tighties. LOL Chet Atkins was another good actor.
Unless you also include Kinchloe's Replacement, Sgt. Baker, Kenneth Washington, who is still alive.
RIP, Sgt. Kinchloe
It’s PC to be pro Nazi?
Hogan’s Heroes is one of my alltime favorite shows. I can’t believe they didn’t even mention it.
PC is fascism pure and simple so yes, PC is pro Nazi to a large extent.