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    Originally posted by LA NOW blog (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    'Family Feud' host Richard Dawson dies at 79
    June 3, 2012 | 8:23 am

    Richard Dawson, the longtime "Family Feud" game-show host and "Hogan's Heroes" actor, has died in Los Angeles. He was 79.

    His son, Gary Dawson, announced his death via Facebook.

    "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away [Saturday] evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered," Gary Dawson wrote.

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    The Times will have a full obituary later Sunday.




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December 2010 video interview. It's long, but anyone who's interested in the man should watch.

For me, I was too young to recall his 1st Feud stint and didn't know he returned to replace Ray Combs until I had Internet access in the late 90s. Some of my favorite Feud episodes of his era were from the early "200 points to win the main game" years.



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Obviously, most remembered for Family Feud (rightfully so), along with being the only panelist on Match Game you could rely on to give you, y'know, the right answers. Throw in Hogan's Heroes and the Running Man and that's what you call a legacy right there.



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He was one of those guys where I assumed he was already dead and had to keep checking once in a while.

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Dick Dawson was such a pimp. Kissed ALL the ladies on Feud. Wonder how much of that he got backstage?
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I am so sold I first thought of him in terms of Hogan's Heroes, not Family Feud.



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He always seemed drunk Family Feud, which was awesome. My family watched it every day when I was growing up.

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    Originally posted by DrDirt
    I am so sold I first thought of him in terms of Hogan's Heroes, not Family Feud.
Make that two of us.

I'd put Feud behind Match Game and Laugh In.

Isn't it ironic that a the man who was in a concentration camp is the last of the regular heroes to survive?

(edited by edoug on 4.6.12 1537)


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    Originally posted by edoug
      Originally posted by DrDirt
      I am so sold I first thought of him in terms of Hogan's Heroes, not Family Feud.
    Make that two of us.

    I'd put Feud behind Match Game and Laugh In.

    Isn't it ironic that a the man who was in a concentration camp is the last of the regular heroes to survive?

    (edited by edoug on 4.6.12 1537)

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While I remember watching him on Family Feud and reruns of Hogan's Heroes, this will undoubtedly be my fondest memory of Richard Dawson:



Greatest. Game show host. Ever.
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    Originally posted by Reverend J Shaft
    While I remember watching him on Family Feud and reruns of Hogan's Heroes, this will undoubtedly be my fondest memory of Richard Dawson:



    Greatest. Game show host. Ever.


he was perfect in that role.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.76
    Originally posted by edoug
      Originally posted by DrDirt
      I am so sold I first thought of him in terms of Hogan's Heroes, not Family Feud.
    Make that two of us.

    I'd put Feud behind Match Game and Laugh In.

    Isn't it ironic that a the man who was in a concentration camp is the last of the regular heroes to survive?

    (edited by edoug on 4.6.12 1537)


i think you mean Robert Clary who was LeBeau.



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Among other things I like about Dawson besides what I considered to be the best part of Hogan's Heroes along with the brilliant Larry Hovis, is his appearance in the Longest Day along with an almost invisible Sean Connery.

Yeah, Dawson's legacy was the Feud. But Hogan's is my best memory of him. He was also in another war movie with Bill Holden called the Devil's brigade. He just has a couple lines, but he's brilliantly funny in the comedy relief role in the movie. Plus I believe he dies.



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I grew up on Family Feud and thought he was a dick who was either drunk or on pills. Always kissing the women. I never understood how in all the years there was not ONE husband who did not get pissed when Dawson lingered a little too long on a kiss on the lips with his wife.

I watched Hogan's Heroes a lot too and loved him in that. understated and funny.

But The Running Man was Dawson at his best. He was perfect as Killian. My favorite part was the "Only in Rerun" reply to Arnold's "I'll be back". Dawson expression of "whatever" when Arnold said that line was perfect. I don't know how to copy the video but here is the link.

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