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Don Howard

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« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2009, 07:19:48 AM »
[quote name=\'tvrandywest\' post=\'222561\' date=\'Aug 11 2009, 12:22 AM\']I'm not a host.[/quote]
You hosted Match Game 2007.
Plus, I believe the listings have opened up to include announcers, producers and such as.
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« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2009, 08:37:07 AM »
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'222505\' date=\'Aug 10 2009, 04:14 PM\']"Line" fans on Usenet have identified the "lady very large in television"...[/quote]
Perhaps it was Totie Fields.

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Don Howard

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« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2009, 09:49:47 AM »
[quote name=\'tomobrien\' post=\'222582\' date=\'Aug 11 2009, 08:37 AM\'][quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'222505\' date=\'Aug 10 2009, 04:14 PM\']"Line" fans on Usenet have identified the "lady very large in television"...[/quote]
Perhaps it was Totie Fields.
/Veal.  Waitress.  Make the Connection.
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As long as you're not here all week.
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« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2009, 09:03:48 PM »
[quote name=\'chris319\' post=\'222568\' date=\'Aug 11 2009, 01:33 AM\']
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And my legs have stood in the way of a career as hostess ;-)
Especially that third leg.

How about Art Linkletter? How about Fred Allen?
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Art Linkletter's been mentioned. He had several books, including "Kids say the Darndest Things", a collection of bon mots from "House Party" that featured charming illustrations from no less than Charles M. Schulz.

Matt Ottinger

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« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2009, 09:35:26 PM »
Sam Levenson
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Don Howard

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« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2009, 09:53:30 PM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'222692\' date=\'Aug 11 2009, 09:35 PM\']Sam Levenson[/quote]
I can't stand him. I blame him for the downfall of Two For The Money. Blah, blah, freakin' blah. Yeah, you're back. Big woo. Hit the road, boy.
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« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2009, 11:42:28 PM »
All right, all right, I'm old enough to remember him, so I'll throw in Bergen Evans.

Has no one mentioned yet our old buddy "Kip" Fadiman?  An egregious oversight if so.

And even though the book is a compilation of their sketches, they wrote them (which is probably more than some of the people on this list), so add Bob & Ray.
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Don Howard

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« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2009, 11:45:25 PM »
[quote name=\'tomobrien\' post=\'222717\' date=\'Aug 11 2009, 11:42 PM\']And has no one mentioned yet our old buddy "Kip" Fadiman?  An egregious oversight if so.[/quote]
Egregious, indeed. Good ole Cliffy. Doesn't he have a birthday coming up?

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« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2009, 11:53:37 PM »
Keefe Braselle sub-hosted "County Fair," "Dough Re-Mi" and Murray "Treasure Hunt."  He was once a good friend of Jim "The Smiling Cobra" Aubrey and his book was a pulp novel about the television industry titled "The CanniBalS."
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« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2009, 02:18:01 AM »
I'm VERY surprised that no mentioned (Dr.) Susan Stafford and her book "Stop the Wheel, I Want to Get Off".  It's about why and how she went from game show hostess to humanitarian.

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« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2009, 10:21:16 AM »
[quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' post=\'222719\' date=\'Aug 11 2009, 10:53 PM\']Keefe Braselle sub-hosted "County Fair," "Dough Re-Mi" and Murray "Treasure Hunt."  He was once a good friend of Jim "The Smiling Cobra" Aubrey and his book was a pulp novel about the television industry titled "The CanniBalS."[/quote]

"Good friend" is an interesting way of putting it.

There's an extended quote from Jeff Kisseloff's The Box about Brasselle and Greg Garrison, the director of a short-lived variety show Brasselle hosted, that I'll have to dig up.

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« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2009, 10:24:55 AM »
[quote name=\'GameShowGuru\' post=\'222727\' date=\'Aug 12 2009, 02:18 AM\']I'm VERY surprised that no mentioned (Dr.) Susan Stafford and her book "Stop the Wheel, I Want to Get Off".  It's about why and how she went from game show hostess to humanitarian.[/quote]
Keep your surprise to yourself.  Best I can tell, that book doesn't exist.  Even if it does somehow, it would have to be just about the most obscure thing on this entire thread.
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« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2009, 10:33:23 AM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'222747\' date=\'Aug 12 2009, 10:24 AM\'][quote name=\'GameShowGuru\' post=\'222727\' date=\'Aug 12 2009, 02:18 AM\']I'm VERY surprised that no mentioned (Dr.) Susan Stafford and her book "Stop the Wheel, I Want to Get Off".  It's about why and how she went from game show hostess to humanitarian.[/quote]
Keep your surprise to yourself.
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Bless you, dear man.
I now add the name of Bill Cosby to our list.
[quote name=\'GameShowGuru\' post=\'222727\' date=\'Aug 12 2009, 02:18 AM\']I'm.....surprised that no (one) mentioned......[/quote]
SENTENCES THAT DRIVE DON HOWARD TO THE ARTILLERY CABINET? Right! ding ding ding ding
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« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2009, 11:30:49 AM »
[quote name=\'Matt Ottinger\' post=\'222747\' date=\'Aug 12 2009, 10:24 AM\'][quote name=\'GameShowGuru\' post=\'222727\' date=\'Aug 12 2009, 02:18 AM\']I'm VERY surprised that no mentioned (Dr.) Susan Stafford and her book "Stop the Wheel, I Want to Get Off".  It's about why and how she went from game show hostess to humanitarian.[/quote]
Keep your surprise to yourself.  Best I can tell, that book doesn't exist.  Even if it does somehow, it would have to be just about the most obscure thing on this entire thread.
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According to her website, the book will be released this year, but you can buy an advance copy from the site for $19.50.
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« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2009, 11:57:02 AM »
[quote name=\'DoorNumberFour\' post=\'222759\' date=\'Aug 12 2009, 11:30 AM\']According to her website, the book will be released this year, but you can buy an advance copy from the site for $19.50.[/quote]
OK, cool, thanks for finding that.  Hopefully, it'll actually come out.  I could still do without the "VERY surprised" comment from GSGuru about an obscure, unreleased book by a non-host.

/And I've met Stafford.
//She seemed nice.
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