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Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson's biography

Richard Dawson is 80 years old television actor born at Gosport. He was born on Sunday 20th of November 1932. He is often nicknamed as DickieThe Kissing BanditKissyface. According to year of birth 1932 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 20th of November means he is Scorpio. Scorpio is a watery sign. These people are very intense in their thoughts. They always learn from the transformatory phase of their life.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be television actor. You can know him also as film actor, actor, television presenter. He is recently known as comedian.

Richard Dawson's family

Richard Dawson's ex spouse

Diana Dors

Richard Dawson and Diana Dors have been together since 1959 for 7 years. She is known as actor. His ex spouse was born on Friday 23rd of October 1931 in Swindon. His ex spouse died on Friday 4th of May 1984 in Windsor. Diana Dors was 52 years old, when this happened.

He has 1 son.

Richard Dawson's son: Mark Dawson

Richard Dawson's son's name is Mark Dawson. He is known as talent agent. His son was born on Thursday 4th of February 1960 in London.

Richard Dawson's career

His main focus is to be television actor.

How did Richard Dawson die

He died on on Saturday 2nd of June 2012 when he was 80 years old at Los Angeles. Richard Dawsons death was caused by complications related to esophageal cancer. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Richard Dawson's Awards

  • His brother won many awards as a ballroom dancer.

Richard Dawson's Rankings

  • Ranked #14 on Life's 15 Best Game Show Hosts.
  • Ranked #5 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.

What Richard Dawson has done for a first time

  • Was not the first choice to host the original Family Feud (1976) for ABC, when Mark Goodson found out that Geoff Edwards was under contract with both Chuck Barris and Bob Stewart, hence, he was unavailable to host the show's pilot.
  • While talking with a contestant on "Family Feud" (1976) who happened to be a member of the Merchant Marine, he mentioned that not only had he run away from home at 14 and joined the merchant marine; his first ship was the Atlantis.
  • After he left the second incarnation of Match Game (1973), fellow game show host Bob Barker sat in his former place for the entire first week following his departure.
  • When he began acting, one of his first impressions was Sheldon Leonard.
  • Was one of the first guests of The Gong Show (1976).
  • Had always behaved like a ladies' man to the young female contestants on the first incarnation of Family Feud (1976).
  • Met his first wife Diana Dors, through Victor Mature's stuntman, Tommy Yeardye.
  • Except for the very first episode of his return on Family Feud (1988), he did not kiss the female contestants because of a commitment he made to his young daughter only to kiss his wife.
  • Just three weeks before his death, he thought he had heartburn and went to the hospital, where he found out he had Stage 4 esophageal cancer. He also suffered a heart attack during the first radiation treatment.

Richard Dawson's quotes

  • Be nice to each other. You can make a whole day a different day for everybody.
  • [When the male hunks thought they'd won the game] It's wonderful to win, but don't get cocky about it!
  • I'm a hustler. I'm a smartass, but I love people.
  • They kept us on the air probably a year more than they should have. We were burying them. [in 1985, on ABC's cancellation of Family Feud (1976)].
  • There were people I know that got upset that I kissed people; I kissed them for luck and love, that's all. That's what my mother did to me. There were people upset that I would embrace or hug someone of another color.
  • [on offering the job as host of Family Feud (1976)]: I've been in Hawaii and came back and they said, 'They got a new show (Family Feud),' you should audition for.
  • [on his divorce from Diana Dors]: When Diana told me she was leaving, I went into a 14-month funk. I absolutely wallowed in self-pity.
  • I should be beaten. I said right there, it's time to retire. If I'm missing clues like Adolph Hitler, I'm all washed up.
  • The thing that I loved about 'Feud,' we froze a moment in time for these families that had never occurred before. That's magic.
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Richard Dawson's body shape

Lets describe how Richard Dawson looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.