Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932; died June 2, 2012) was a British-born American Daytime Emmy award-winning actor, comedian, game show panelist and host. He was best known as the original host of Family Feud.
One of his trademarks, kissing all the female contestants, was one of the things that made Family Feud appear to be a warm and friendly program. He was nicknamed "The Kissing Bandit". He stopped this trademark gesture by announcing on the premiere of the 1994 version of Family Feud that he promised his daughter not to do it anymore. Dawson became a US citizen in 1984.
Goodson-Todman Shows HostedEdit
Goodson-Todman Shows AppearedEdit
- Match Game
- I've Got a Secret (1972)
- Password (1971)
- Password All-Stars
- Tattletales (Also hosted an episode)
- TV's Funniest Game Show Moments