Born: Nov 20, 1932 AD
Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
Categories: TV Host
1932 - Born in Gosport, England on the 20th of November.
1972-1973 - Dawson performed as a regular on the popular NBC variety show Rowan and Martin's Laugh.
- He also appeared as a panelist on syndicated revival of I've Got a Secret.
1974 - Also have been a regular on The New Dick Van Dyke Show.
1975 - He was hired by Goodson to emcee an upcoming project entitled Family Feud which debuted in the summer of on ABC's daytime schedule.
1976 - He is best known for his role as Corporal Peter Newkirk on the World War II situation comedy Hogan's Heroes and was the original host of the Family Feud game show.
1978 - He left Match Game but won a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Game Show Host for his work on Family Feud.
1984 - He became a naturalized citizen of the United States and he showed his passport and photo during the introduction of an episode of Family Feud.
1985 - He continued hosting the Feud until it was cancelled.
1987 - He co-starred in the movie The Running Man, playing evil, egotistical, dark-sided game-show host Damon Killian.
1988 - He hosted an unsold pilot for a revival of the classic game show You Bet Your Life.
1991 - Dawson currently resides in Beverly Hills, California, with his wife.
1994 - Returned to Family Feud, replacing Ray Combs for what became the final season of the show's official second run.
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