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Dennis James
Dennis James
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.

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