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Richard Dawson in Hogan's Heroes
Richard Dawson (November 20, 1932 June 2, 2012) was an English-born American actor, comedian, game show panelist and host in America. Dawson was best known for his role as British Army Corporal Peter Newkirk on the television sitcom, Hogan's Heroes (1965-1971), and as the original host of the Family Feud television game show from 19761985 and then again from 1994-1995. Richard Dawson was also a regular panelist on the 1970s version of Match Game on CBS from 1973 to 1978.
Richard Dawson on Family Feud
Born as Colin Lionel Emm, to an American father and an English mother, Dawson's early entertainment career began as a comic, using the stage name of "Dickie Dawson." He later legally changed his name to Richard Dawson. He married the volumptous British sex-symbol and actress Diana Dors in 1971, and the couple moved to Los Angeles.
Richard Dawson and Diana Dors
Richard Dawson died from complications of esophageal cancer on June 2, 2012 in Los Angeles at the age of 79.
Richard Dawson's Family:Spouses:Diana Dors (m. 19591966)
Gretchen Johnson (m. 1991)
Children:Mark Dawson (with Diana Dors)
Gary Dawson (with Diana Dors)
Shannon Dawson (with Gretchen Johnson)
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