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A game show is typically a contest broadcast on radio or television, in which contestants answer questions or solve some puzzles to win prizes. Games shows have become particularly popular on television. The hosts of these game shows also became famous as games show hosts. Take a look at some of the famous game show hosts of all time.
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Alex Trebek
(Game Show Host & Television Personality)
Alex Trebek
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Birthdate: July 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
Died: November 8, 2020

An eminent television personality, Alex Trebek is best known for hosting the popular game show Jeopardy since it was revived in 1984. He has also hosted many other game shows, both in America and Canada. In February 1991, he became the first person to host three American game shows at the same time. He is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

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Pat Sajak
( Host of the American Television Game Show 'Wheel of Fortune')
Pat Sajak
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Birthdate: October 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Pat Sajak went from being a weatherman to the host of the cult game show Wheel of Fortune. His long stint on the show fetched him three Emmy Awards. He has also hosted The Pat Sajak Show and The Price Is Right, and has written columns for Human Events.
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Regis Philbin
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Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Howie Mandel
(Host of The Popular NBC Game Show 'Deal or No Deal')
Howie Mandel
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Birthdate: November 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willowdale, Toronto, Canada

Howie Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, entrepreneur, and television personality. He is known for hosting popular TV shows, such as Deal or No Deal. In 2008, Comedy Central named him on its 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all-time list. Mandel serves as an inspiration to those suffering from ADHD and OCD as he himself suffers from these conditions.

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Richard Dawson
(Actor, Comedian and Game Show Host)
Richard Dawson
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Birthdate: November 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 2, 2012

English-American actor and comedian, Richard Dawson, is best known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk in the TV series Hogan's Heroes. He grew up during World War II and had a difficult childhood. As a young man, he began his career as a stand-up comedian and started getting acting roles as well. He also gained fame as a game show host.

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Allen Ludden
(Game Show Host)
Allen Ludden
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Birthdate: October 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Died: June 9, 1981

TV personality, actor, emcee, and game show host Allen Ludden is best remembered for hosting various incarnations of the game show, Password, for almost two decades. He also hosted other game shows and wrote a series of books for young readers. A much-beloved personality, he was the recipient of the 1961 Horatio Alger Award.

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Brooke Burns
(Known for Her Role in Action Drama Series 'Baywatch' & Host of the NBC Game Show 'Dog Eat Dog')
Brooke Burns
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Birthdate: March 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Brooke Burns is best known as Jessie Owens from Baywatch and Baywatch: Hawaii. A former ballerina and model, she earned an Emmy nomination for her stint as the host of the quiz show The Chase. After recovering from a serious spinal injury, she now raises awareness about the same.
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Danny Dyer
(Actor & TV Presenter)
Danny Dyer
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Birthdate: July 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

Danny Dyer is an English presenter and actor best known for playing hard-man roles, such as Tommy Johnson in the sports comedy film The Football Factory. He is also known for presenting the popular documentary series The Real Football Factories. Danny Dyer has been open about his dependency on drugs. He has also supported campaigns to legalize drugs like cocaine.

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Mark Labbett
(English Quizzer and Television Personality)
Mark Labbett
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Birthdate: August 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tiverton, England, United Kingdom
Mark Labbett gained fame as the “chaser” on the game show The Chase and its subsequent versions. He is known by his nickname “The Beast” on these shows. He has also appeared on several other shows, such as Mastermind, Countdown, SUDO-Q, Celebrity Juice, and The Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
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Cilla Black
(Singer)
Cilla Black
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Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 1, 2015
Priscilla Maria Veronica White, better known as Cilla Black, is best remembered for her chart-topping hits You're My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart. She had her own show, Cilia, and also acted as a comedy actor. She later presented shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.
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Camille Kostek
(American Model and Television Host Known for Her Shows: ‘Wipeout’ and ‘Dancing with Myself’)
Camille Kostek
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Birthdate: February 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Killingworth, Connecticut, United States
Model Camille Kostek gained fame with her campaigns with Reebok and also graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She will be appearing in the 2021 revival of Wipeout and the upcoming film Free Guy. She has also collaborated with Dune Jewelry to release her line of jewelry.
Cedric the Entertainer
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Birthdate: April 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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Carol Vorderman
(Game Show Host)
Carol Vorderman
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Birthdate: December 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Carol Vorderman is best known for her 26-year stint as the co-host of the game show Countdown. She has also written columns for The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror. She has also authored bestsellers on detox diets and has hosted the annual Pride of Britain awards since 1999.

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Julie Chen
(Television personality, News anchor)
Julie Chen
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Birthdate: January 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Shah Rukh Khan
(Film actor)
Shah Rukh Khan
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Birthdate: November 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Referred to as King of Bollywood and King Khan in the media, Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan is considered one of the most successful film stars of the Hindi film indusrty. Beginning his career as a TV actor, he struggled for many years before making it big as a Hindi film star. 

John Michael Higgins
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Birthdate: February 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Mayim Bialik
(Actress, Game Show Host)
Mayim Bialik
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Birthdate: December 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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Christopher Knight
(Actor, Businessperson)
Christopher Knight
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Birthdate: November 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kennebec County, Maine, United States
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Carrie Ann Inaba
(Television personality, dancer, choreographer best known for her work on ABC TV's Dancing with the Stars for which she has served as a judge since 2005)
Carrie Ann Inaba
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Birthdate: January 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Susie Dent
(English Lexicographer, Etymologist and Media Personality)
Susie Dent
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Birthdate: November 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
An integral part of British game show, Countdown, on Channel 4 since 1992, Susan Dent is a well-known authority in English lexicography and etymology. Famous for her commentary on words and phrases and tracing their origins, she authored a number of books and worked for the Oxford University Press on producing dictionaries. She also appeared on BBC quiz shows.
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Chris Harrison
(American Television and Game Show Host Known for His Show ‘The Bachelor’)
Chris Harrison
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Birthdate: July 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Chris Harrison is an American game show and TV host. He is best known for hosting the popular reality television series, The Bachelor and its spin-offs, such as Bachelor Pad, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor Live, and The Bachelor Winter Games. He has also hosted popular events, such as the American Music Awards

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Andy Cohen
(Television Show Host)
Andy Cohen
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Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
TV producer Andy Cohen is best known as the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He is the first openly gay host of a late-night talk show. He hosts Radio Andy and has produced shows such as Top Chef and the Real Housewives franchise.
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Kennedy Montgomery
(Political Commentator and the Host of 'Kennedy' on the ‘Fox Business Network’)
Kennedy Montgomery
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Birthdate: September 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Political commentator and host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, began her career as MTV VJ “Kennedy” on the alternative rock shows 120 Minutes and Alternative Nation. She has authored two books and has also hosted Fox network shows such as Kennedy and Outnumbered. She has also been a panelist on The Five.
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Jeff Probst
(Producer and Host of the U.S Reality Television Show ‘Survivor’)
Jeff Probst
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Birthdate: November 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States

Famous as the host of two-decade-old American reality show Survivor, Jeff Probst is an award-winning television personality, particularly noted for his catch-phrase, "The tribe has spoken. It's time for you to go”. Celebrity Superfan Roundtable is another prominent TV show hosted by him. People magazine recognized him as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in 2001.

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Chuck Barris
(Game Show Host)
Chuck Barris
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Birthdate: June 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: March 21, 2017

Game show creator, producer, and host Chuck Barris began his career at NBC in New York City as a page. Brilliant and creative, he moved up the ranks in the entertainment industry and was soon producing music for TV shows. He then opened his own production company and went ahead to gain fame as a game show creator.

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Gene Rayburn
(American Popular Television and Radio Personality Known for Hosting Numerous Editions of 'Match Game' Shows)
Gene Rayburn
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Birthdate: December 22, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois, United States
Died: November 29, 1999

TV and radio host Gene Rayburn gained fame as the host of Match Game for more than 20 years. He also played the lead in the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie and received the ATAS Lifetime Achievement Award. A prominent liberal, he supported Planned Parenthood and was concerned about overpopulation.

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Dale Winton
(Radio DJ)
Dale Winton
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Birthdate: May 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 18, 2018
Dale Winton, son of actor Sheree Winton, was a popular DJ and radio host. He was known for presenting shows such as Dale's Supermarket Sweep, In It to Win It, Pets Win Prizes, and Hole in the Wall. He came out as gay in his 2002 memoir. 
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Colin Mochrie
(Best Known as a Cast Member on the Hit Improvisational Comedy Show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?')
Colin Mochrie
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Birthdate: November 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

Colin Mochrie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor, comedian, and producer. He is best known for his appearances on the improvisational TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? He has appeared in numerous TV shows and films and is also active in theatrical productions. He co-wrote and co-produced the sitcom Getting Along Famously with his wife. 

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Richard Karn
(Actor and Game Show Host Known for His Role ‘Al Borland’ in the TV Series ‘Home Improvement’)
Richard Karn
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Birthdate: February 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States

Richard Karn is an American actor and former game show host. He is known for hosting the popular game show, Family Feud, and for playing Al Borland in the television series Home Improvement. Karn used the popularity, which he achieved through Home Improvement, to author a couple of books on home renovation, such as House Broken and Handy at Home.

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Brett Somers
(Game-Show Personality Best Known as a Panelist on the Game Show 'Match Game’)
Brett Somers
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Birthdate: July 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miramichi, Canada
Died: September 15, 2007

Brett Somers was a Canadian-American actress, game-show personality, and singer. She is remembered for her appearance in the television panel game show, Match Game. Her popularity led Robin Quivers to impersonate her on The Howard Stern Show. Her popularity also earned her roles in such TV series as The Odd Couple, where she appeared alongside her real-life husband Jack Klugman.

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Jenny Ryan
(Television personality)
Jenny Ryan
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Birthdate: April 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
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Michael Barrymore
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Birthdate: May 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bermondsey, London, England
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Billy Gardell
(Stand-up comedian)
Billy Gardell
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Birthdate: August 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Nick Clooney
(Journalist and Anchorman Known for Hosting the Game Shows: ‘The Money Maze’ and ‘The Nick Clooney Show’)
Nick Clooney
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Birthdate: January 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, United States

Nick Clooney is an American journalist, television host, and anchorman. He is best known for hosting his own television show, The Nick Clooney Show. A respected journalist and TV personality, Clooney led WKRC-TV to become a number one channel according to the local news ratings. The father of George Clooney, Nick Clooney appeared in the 2014 film, The Monuments Men.

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Bert Convy
(Actor and Host of Game Shows: ‘Tattletales’, ‘Super Password’ and ‘Win, Lose or Draw’)
Bert Convy
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Birthdate: July 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 15, 1991

Bert Convy was an American actor, game show host, and singer. He is best remembered for hosting popular game shows, such as Win, Lose or Draw, Tattletales, and Super Password. After establishing himself as a TV personality, Bert Convy tried his hand at acting and played important roles in films like A Bucket of Blood, Gunman's Walk, and Susan Slade.

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Tom Bergeron
(TV personality known for Hollywood Squares (1998–2004) America's Funniest Home Videos (2001–2015))
Tom Bergeron
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Birthdate: May 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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Daniella Monet
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Birthdate: March 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Les Dennis
(Television presenter)
Les Dennis
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Birthdate: October 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Garston, Liverpool, England
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Tom Poston
(Actor)
Tom Poston
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Birthdate: October 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: April 30, 2007
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Eamonn Holmes
(Northern Irish Broadcaster and Journalist)
Eamonn Holmes
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Birthdate: December 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Best known for his long stints as a presenter of shows such as GMTV, This Morning, and Sky News Sunrise, Irish journalist Eamonn Holmes has also campaigned for animal welfare and Alzheimer’s awareness. He has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and hosted game shows such as The Rich List.

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Monty Hall
(Canadian Television Host Best Known as the Game Show Host and Producer of 'Let’s Make a Deal')
Monty Hall
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Birthdate: August 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: September 30, 2017

Although best remembered as the cheerful and friendly host of Let's Make a Deal, Molly Hall was also the co-creator and producer of this popular show. Born in Canada, he eventually moved to the USA, where he began producing and hosting number of television and radio shows, eventually being associated with a synonymous brain teaser called the Monty Hall Problem.

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Bob Eubanks
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Birthdate: January 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States
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Adam Hills
(Australian Comedian, Host, and Author)
Adam Hills
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Birthdate: July 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

One of Australia’s most popular comedians, Adam Hills is also a well-known TV and radio host. The BAFTA- and Gold Logie-nominated star has soared to fame with shows such as Spicks and Specks, Adam Hills Tonight, and The Last Leg. He has also penned a bestselling memoir and a children’s novel.

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Mike Golic
(American Football defensive lineman)
Mike Golic
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Birthdate: December 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willowick, Ohio, USA
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Arlene Francis
(Actress & Radio Talk Show Host)
Arlene Francis
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Birthdate: October 20, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 31, 2001
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Bill Cullen
(Television personality)
Bill Cullen
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Birthdate: February 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 7, 1990
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John Davidson
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Birthdate: December 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Jack Paar
(Actor)
Jack Paar
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Birthdate: May 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Died: January 27, 2004
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Jim Bowen
(Comedian and Broadcaster Who Was Best Known for Hosting the Darts-Based Gameshow ‘Bullseye')
Jim Bowen
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Birthdate: August 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Heswall, Cheshire, England
Died: March 14, 2018

Comedian Jim Bowen is best remembered for appearing on the ITV game show Bullseye for over a decade. Born to an unwed mother, he was put up for adoption and ended up being adopted by a bricklayer. He grew up to be a PE teacher and later stepped into stand-up comedy.

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Mark L. Walberg
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Birthdate: August 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, South Carolina, USA