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About Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson was a famous actor, game show host and a comedian who’s mostly remembered for playing the role of Corporal Peter Newkirk in the 1965 American sitcom titled “Hogan's Heroes”. His performance earned him lots of roles in other movie productions including “The Devil's Brigade”, “The Running Man” and “Munster, Go Home!”.
He appeared on lots of game shows such as “Can You Top This?”, “Match Game '73” and “I've Got a Secret”. However, he became a popular television personality after being made the host of the show dubbed “Family Feud” in 1975.
His original name was Colin Lionel Emm and he was raised by his parents named Josephine Lucy Emm and Arthur Emm. He was married to Diana Dors from 1959 to 1967 and they had two kids called Gary and Mark. In 1991, he married Gretchen Johnson.
He started as a boxer at the age of 14 years.
He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer which eventually killed him in 2012.
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Richard Dawson's Popularity
Richard Dawson was a famous English-American actor and game show host, who was born on November 20, 1932. As a person born on this date, Richard Dawson is listed in our database as the 39th most popular celebrity for the day (November 20) and the 72nd most popular for the year (1932).
People born on November 20 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Richard Dawson is the 1215th most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to Richard Dawson's birthday, Richard Dawson is the 36th most famous English-American.
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