|Name||Demie "Dennis" James Sposa|
|Born||August 24, 1917|
|Place||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Died||June 3, 1997 (aged 79)|
|Place||Palm Springs, California|
|Cause of Death||Lung cancer|
|Occupation||Game Show Host, Announcer, Actor, TV personality|
Demie James Sposa, known professionally as Dennis James, was an American game show host. He was born August 24, 1917, in Jersey City, NJ. Dennis hosted Cash and Carry, television’s first network game show, for the now-defunct DuMont Television Network. He was also the first person to host a telethon and to appear in a TV commercial. He was the announcer for the NBC quiz show Judge for Yourself. (Fred Allen was the host.) He hosted the nighttime Price Is Right in the 1970s, and he even filled in for an ill Bob Barker for four episodes of the daytime show in December 1974. He was the only substitute host in the history of the daytime Price. When the host is unable to do the show these days, tapings are postponed. Dennis passed away June 3, 1997, in Palm Springs, CA; he was 79.