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TimK2003

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??? Oldest Game Show Personality...
« on: March 30, 2019, 06:22:14 PM »
...To host a new game show?

I'm gonna take a stab with Peter Marshall and the Reel to Reel Picture Show.   When he hosted that show, he had to be around 70 +/-.  Would Pete hold that title?




chrisholland03

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Re: ??? Oldest Game Show Personality...
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 06:29:54 PM »
It depends on whether you count "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" as a game show.  The Emmy categories make it kinda muddy. 

Allstar87

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Re: ??? Oldest Game Show Personality...
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 06:33:48 PM »
Peter was 72 when Reel to Reel debuted. Wink Martindale has him beat though; he was 76 when he hosted In$tant Recall. Too bad neither show was any good, despite Peter and Wink's valiant efforts.

(If one-offs count, Peter was 76 when he hosted one episode of H2's Game Show Week in 2002.)

gromit82

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Re: ??? Oldest Game Show Personality...
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 08:23:29 PM »
I think Regis Philbin may have Wink Martindale beat by a few months. Regis was 76 years, 9 months, 7 days old when Million Dollar Password debuted.

Mr. Matté

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Re: ??? Oldest Game Show Personality...
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 07:17:29 AM »
(If one-offs count, Peter was 76 when he hosted one episode of H2's Game Show Week in 2002.)

In terms of one-offs, Barker's got him beat for the April Fool's 2015 PIR (91 at the time).

Jimmy Owen

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Re: ??? Oldest Game Show Personality...
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2019, 08:56:36 AM »
How old was Monty Hall when he filled in on CBS LMAD?
Let's Make a Deal was the first show to air on Buzzr. 6/1/15 8PM.

jjman920

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Re: ??? Oldest Game Show Personality...
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 01:00:29 AM »
How old was Monty Hall when he filled in on CBS LMAD?
He was 88 when he came back the first time to do those daily deals one week. I think he came back a second time to do deals, but I forgot when.
Me: Of all of the game shows you've hosted besides Jeopardy!, like High Rollers or Classic Concentration, which is your favorite?
Alex Trebek: I'd have to say To Tell The Truth, because it was the first time in my career that I got to sit down while I was hosting.

TheInquisitiveOne

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Re: ??? Oldest Game Show Personality...
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 11:40:22 PM »
How old was Monty Hall when he filled in on CBS LMAD?
He was 88 when he came back the first time to do those daily deals one week. I think he came back a second time to do deals, but I forgot when.

I don’t have the exact dates, but I know it was sometime in 2013 for LMAD’s 50th Anniversary Week. So, that would put him at 90-91 (since the week mentioned above was March 2010).

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