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TimK2003

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GS Hoste Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« on: September 15, 2018, 04:25:18 PM »
A friend of mine was doing a back-and-forth naming of former game-show hosts who ended their careers in other game-show-related positions and came up with a laundry list of people, mostly hosts becoming announcers. 

Some of which include:

Gene Wood -- Hosted Beat The Clock, and An6thing You Can Do, but finished as an announcer for G-T (was Combs Feud his last gig?)

Jack Clark -- Hosted Cross-Wits, finished as a rotating announcer on $xxx,000 Pyramid (?)

Jack Narz -- Hosted Dotto and Beat The Clock, finished as an announcer on All-Star Beat The Clock.

Others?

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Re: GS Hoste Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2018, 04:40:26 PM »
Jack Clark -- Hosted Cross-Wits, finished as a rotating announcer on $xxx,000 Pyramid (?)
Actually, finished as full-time announcer on Wheel of Fortune, only left that when he became too ill to continue with the job.

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Re: GS Hoste Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2018, 04:47:48 PM »
Johnny Gilbert.

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Re: GS Hosts Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 05:09:17 PM »
Larry Toffler went from hosting Finders Keepers to appearing as a standard contestant on several game shows in the 1990s-2000s (most recently Catch 21).

Johnny Olson hosted some game shows on the radio (and a few early TV ones) before ending his career announcing The Price Is Right.

Gene Wood -- Hosted Beat The Clock, and An6thing You Can Do, but finished as an announcer for G-T (was Combs Feud his last gig?)
I think his last gig was doing some replacement Contestants Not Appearing On Stage plugs for Price in 1998.

Jack Narz -- Hosted Dotto and Beat The Clock, finished as an announcer on All-Star Beat The Clock.
Not sure if his coming out of retirement to host KCOP's You've Got To Be Kidding in 1987-88 would count, but there you go.
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Re: GS Hoste Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 06:10:04 PM »
Bob Clayton went from announcer (Concentration) to host (Concentration) to announcer ($10,000 Pyramid, Shoot for the Stars, other Stewart stuff).
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Re: GS Hoste Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 10:46:49 PM »
A friend of mine was doing a back-and-forth naming of former game-show hosts who ended their careers in other game-show-related positions and came up with a laundry list of people, mostly hosts becoming announcers. 

Some of which include:

Gene Wood -- Hosted Beat The Clock, and An6thing You Can Do, but finished as an announcer for G-T (was Combs Feud his last gig?)

Jack Clark -- Hosted Cross-Wits, finished as a rotating announcer on $xxx,000 Pyramid (?)

Jack Narz -- Hosted Dotto and Beat The Clock, finished as an announcer on All-Star Beat The Clock.

Others?

Could have sworn Gene Wood last true announcing gig was The Family Challenge w/ Ray Combs and Michael Burger.

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Re: GS Hosts Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2018, 01:46:03 AM »
According to Wiki, Gene Wood's last job before retiring was doing voice over work for GSN.

Not sure if Bob Hilton started out as a host and ended up as an announcer. Gary Kroeger might also be in the same boat, so to speak.
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Re: GS Hoste Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2018, 09:55:20 AM »
Hopefully this person hasn't had his last hosting gig but for now, it works.  Frank Nicotero is the warm-up act for Millionaire.

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Re: GS Hoste Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2018, 01:26:03 PM »
Does Mark Goodson count? IIRC, he attempted a career as a radio announcer before moving into producing.
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Re: GS Hoste Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2018, 02:11:20 PM »
How about Merv Griffin? He hosted Play Your Hunch, then went on to produce some other shows that ran for a couple years. In addition, Merv Griffin's Crosswords had just started production when he died.
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Re: GS Hosts Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2018, 11:57:12 PM »
Not sure if Bob Hilton started out as a host and ended up as an announcer. Gary Kroeger might also be in the same boat, so to speak.
Hilton hosted the weekly '70s syndicated New Truth or Consequences.

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Re: GS Hosts Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 01:14:41 AM »
Steve Dunne hosted You're On Your Own (1956), Truth Or Consequences (1957...maybe?) and Double Exposure (1961); his last GS gig was announcer on What's This Song (1964-65).

Don Morrow hosted Camouflage and Let's Play Post Office before his GS career ended announcing The Challengers (1990-91).

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Re: GS Hosts Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2018, 11:36:32 AM »
Larry Toffler went from hosting Finders Keepers to appearing as a standard contestant on several game shows in the 1990s-2000s (most recently Catch 21).

Johnny Olson hosted some game shows on the radio (and a few early TV ones) before ending his career announcing The Price Is Right.

Gene Wood -- Hosted Beat The Clock, and An6thing You Can Do, but finished as an announcer for G-T (was Combs Feud his last gig?)
I think his last gig was doing some replacement Contestants Not Appearing On Stage plugs for Price in 1998.

Jack Narz -- Hosted Dotto and Beat The Clock, finished as an announcer on All-Star Beat The Clock.
Not sure if his coming out of retirement to host KCOP's You've Got To Be Kidding in 1987-88 would count, but there you go.

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Re: GS Hoste Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2018, 02:22:35 PM »
Bob Hilton's last hosting gig was LMAD '90, and we all know how that turned out.

"Last"? He only had 3.

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Re: GS Hoste Who Finished Their Careers In Other Game Show Positions.
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2018, 02:53:45 PM »
John Reed King hosted several network game shows in the early days of TV and in the 70s produced Anniversary Game.
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