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  Richard Dawson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard and Diana eventually divorced, and Richard gained custody of both their children, Gary and Mark.
Dawson proved to be a solid gameplayer and was the frequent choice of contestants for the "Head-to-Head Match" portion of the show's bonus round (in which the contestant and Dawson had to obtain an exact match to the requested prompt).
Dawson currently resides in Beverly Hills, California with his wife since 1991, Gretchen (Johnson) Dawson, whom he met when she was a contestant on Family Feud.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Richard_Dawson   (496 words)

 Family Feud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard Dawson's hosting style was very unusual: for example, he almost always kissed the female players, and gave some of the women and their children lollipops from a special "lollipop tree" (introduced in the middle of the 1982-83 season) at the end of each family podium.
At the end of the 1993-1994 season, Combs was replaced by Richard Dawson in an effort to boost the syndicated version's declining ratings.
In the Dawson version from 1976-85, Family Feud was taped originally at the Vine Street Theater, and later at the ABC Television Center in Los Angeles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Family_Feud   (5348 words)

Richard Dawson I immigrated from Virginia in 1670.
In 1734, Obediah Dawson and Henry Wheeler are cited as next-of-kin to Anthony Taylor.
In the court proceedings for the settlement of the estate of John Dawson in 1802, Sarah Hignutt is cited as the niece of John Dawson.
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 Biography for Richard Dawson (I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Richard Dawson was born in Gosport, England on the November 20, 1932.
Richard and Diana's first child, a son Mark was born in 1960 and a second son, Gary, was born in 1962.
Richard became a U.S. citizen in 1984 and showed his passport and photo to America during the intro to a "Family Feud"; (1976) episode.
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 Richard Dawson, abt. 1754-1832
Additionally, he may also be tied to Christopher Dawson and Richard Dawson found in the early 1700's in the vicinity of Port Royal, South Carolina.
I give and bequeath to my beloved son, Richard Dawson, and after his death to his male children, (to be kept in value for them, and not to be sold,) the following lands, viz: (two adjoining tracts of land on Sistar's road, known bv the name of Oldhouse).
I give and bequeath to ray beloved son, Josiah Dawson, and after his death to his male children, (to be kept in value for them and not to be sold,) the following lands: A tract of land called Mount-Pleasant, on the waters of Bee's; creek, containing about 307 acres.
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 3X5 Pictures (Richard Dawson)
Richard Dawson was born in Gosport, England on the 20th of November, 1932.
Richard and Diana had a son, Mark, in 1960 and a second son, Gary, in 1962.
Richard is semi-retired and his recent Tv 'appearance' was when he narrated "Tv's Funniest Gameshow Moments" on FOX in early 2000.
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 Richard Dawson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Richard Dawson (born November 20, EHandler: no quick summary.
The running man (1982) is a science fiction novel by stephen king, written under the pseudonym of richard bachman....
Dawson is very much alive and currently resides in Beverly Hills, EHandler: no quick summary.
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 Too much class (Metro Times Detroit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Richard Dawson had already made a name for himself on the ludicrous “Hogan’s Heroes.” Before contract disputes soured his mood in the last years of “Match Game,” Dawson delighted to no end.
Miller goes on to argue that Dawson possesses an unusual and unhealthy sway over the contestants — they know how sophisticated he is, they know the potential bite of his silver tongue and they will do anything to prevent his ire, including permitting the obligatory kisses of their womenfolk.
Miller wrongly assumes that Dawson’s sangfroid is akin to the cheap irony of Letterman and Carson; for him, Dawson is a bullying arbiter of televisual cool, at once indulging and mocking the unhip enthusiasm of the contestants.
www.metrotimes.com /editorial/story.asp?id=818   (858 words)

 Biography of Richard Dawson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Richard Dawson (born 1932) is a United Kingdom-born actor and game show host.
Having married the British sex symbol, Diana Dors, Richard moved to Los Angeles, California, where he gained fame in the hit show Hogan's Heroes, which aired from 1966 to 1971.
Richard soon became a regular, with such stars as Gene Rayburn, host, Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly.
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 Family Feud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Richard Dawson was irritable, but always in a funny way, and was, I think, one of the best gameshow hosts around, always quick to mock contestants and enforce the rules.
Richard Dawson was great during the original version, and I thought Ray Combs was great to and as good of a replacement as you were going to get.
Richard Dawson was a great host and my favorite of the series, but he always took too long blabbing with contestants and especially at the end of his run, started mumbling a lot.
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Richard was given full custody of the children, whom he absolutely adored.
In 1981, Richard took a liking to a 27 year old Family Feud contestant named Gretchen Johnson, and decided to ask her out.
Richard and Gretchen are now married and have a daughter, Shanon Nichole.
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 Richard Dawson
British comedian Richard Dawson was picked to play Corporal Newkirk in the World War II sitcom Hogan's Heroes in 1965.
Dawson's replacement on Family Feud was the late Ray Combs...
Dawson met his second wife, Gretchen Johnson, when she was a contestant on Family Feud...
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/richarddawson.html   (231 words)

 Richard Dawson
After three years in the Merchant Marine, Dawson studied drama, and eventually became a moderately successful cabaret and TV comedian in Britain.
In the mid-1970s, Dawson was a regular on The Match Game, a ribald celebrity quiz show, where he caught the producers' attention as a guy who could ad lib funny.
Dawson was famous for kissing the female contestants, and met his second wife, Gretchen Johnson, when she and her family were contestants on Family Feud.
www.nndb.com /people/376/000022310   (342 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Richard Dawson
For the cricketer, please see Richard Dawson (cricketer)Richard Dawson (born November 20, 1932) is a United Kingdom-born actor and game show host.
After Dawson became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1984, he showed his passport and photo during the introduction of a episode of Family Feud.
Dawson is very much alive and currently resides in Beverly Hills, California, the husband since 1991 of Gretchen (Johnson) Dawson, whom he met when she was a contestant on Family Feud.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Richard_Dawson   (414 words)

 Message Forum: Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson lip-kissed just about every female contestant on the show, multiple times, every episode.
But I can't generally bring myself to watch the reruns of the Richard Dawson show on the The Game Show network, even though I watched it avidly as a kid, because I cringe too much every time he gropes the players.
There was one woman that, when Dawson came around to talk to each of the players, kissed him once for some friend of hers, once for some other friend of hers, and once again for herself.
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 Women of Faith Message Board - Pray Game Show Host Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson is still living, but he needs prayer very much.
Gene Rayburn died in 1999 of November but, Richard Dawson use to be a Star Panalist on the Match Game back in the 70's.
Richard has been through some terrible times in the past years of his life and he needs The Lord very much indeed.
www.womenoffaith.com /msg/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=68469   (494 words)

 Match Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Yes, Richard Dawson's departure hurt the show; part of the genius of this great program was having three regulars and three guest panelists, assuring every time you'd watch there would be both novelty and familiarity.
Richard Dawson may have become more withdrawn in his last months on the show in 1978, but at least he still rooted the contestants on with his traditional crossing of the fingers.
Richard was great until he got Family Feud and it was then painfully obvious he felt the show was beneath him.
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 Tomato Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Wing Chun: And Richard Dawson is standing off to the side snacking on a tire.
I like Richard Dawson, but I like the idea of him rampaging around eating everything in sight even more.
Richard Dawson just ate a weapons cache, for God's sake.
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Dawson follows fellow off-spinners Graeme Swann (1999 to South Africa) and Jason Brown (2001 to Sri Lanka) into an England tour party after playing just 10 first-class games.
But he contributed 30 wickets in nine games to Yorkshire's first County Championship success for 33 years and hopes are high that he will rise to the challenge of bowling in the sub-continent, where the only spinners to thrive are those of genuine ability.
India was seen as the ideal environment to continue his cricketing education and he responded by taking a creditable six wickets in the series, including a four-wicket haul on debut.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/cricket/england/england_in_nz_2002/england_profiles/1848346.stm   (195 words)

 Richard Dawson and other game shows.. - GSN Buzz
I think one major reason Richard didn't appear on G-T Game Shows from the late 70's on is that he had started making a "reputation" for himself in the company demonstrated by his tyrant behavior on Feud and his indifference on Match Game.
They asked Dawson to be on it, but he refused, unless he was the only person on it.
Richard Dawson was a guest on Beat the Clock hosted by Gene Wood.
www.gsn.com /buzz/showthread.php?p=1035947#post1035947   (1113 words)

 MTV Movies | Richard Dawson | Biography
Trained in British repertory, actor Richard Dawson achieved prominence in the late '50s as a cabaret and TV comedian.
Arriving in the U.S. in 1961, Dawson made the variety-show rounds with an act consisting largely of quickie celebrity impressions.
Fittingly enough, Richard Dawson's first feature-film role after Feud was as the smarmy host of a futuristic life-or-death quiz program in Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Running Man (1989).
www.mtv.com /movies/person/15501/bio.jhtml   (231 words)

 Game Shows :: Richard Dawson
Affectionate and funny, British comedian Richard Dawson is best known for his appearances on Match Game and for hosting Family Feud.
Dawson hosted Family Feud in three different incarnations between 1976 and 1972.
In 1981, Dawson met 27-year-old Gretchen Johnson when her family appeared as contestants on the show.
www.gameshowfame.com /people/dawson_richard.htm   (231 words)

 Cricinfo - Players and Officials - Richard Dawson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A silk shirt in an empty English cupboard, Richard Dawson helped bowl Yorkshire to their first Championship since 1968, and at just 21 was chosen for England's 2001-02 tours to India and New Zealand.
An accurate, attacking bowler with a dainty, high-stepping action reminiscent of Peter Such, Dawson flights the ball well, and extracts plenty of turn, grips the turf and uses his height to conjure some hearty bounce.
Handy in the outfield as well, he is multi-dimensional enough to make more of a mark than England's last two wet-nursed offspinners, Jason Brown and Graeme Swann, and in 2004, he was named in England's 30-man pool of players for that season's Champions Trophy.
www.icc-cricket.com /kent/content/player/11848.html   (387 words)

 Amazon.com: Life Is So Good: Books: George Dawson,Richard Glaubman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dawson, a fl manual laborer who learned to read at age 98, has written a memoir that stands apart from other end-of-the-century texts and from the history generally recorded in textbooks--but is essential to an accurate understanding of this century.
Dawson has a decision to make, a decision that either will allow this book to become a reality, or for his life to remain kept only to those who have known him.
George Dawson, growing up in the segregated South in the 1900's faced more economic and racial adversity than most of us could imagine, yet this man's spirit and soul could not be broken.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0141001682?v=glance   (1994 words)

 SORRELLS Genealogy
Richard’s widow sold all his goods at public auction on 10 February 1774 and the monies were used to indemnity Mr.
Dawson Family tradition says John Sorrell lived to be over a hundred and his son-in-law, Martin Dawson lived to be one hundred and fifteen.
From Sadie Rucker Wood - Martin Dawson, grandson of Martin Dawson and Priscilla Sorrell Dawson died unmarried in 1835 having bequeathed 500a and $40,000 to the University of Virginia.
www.sorrellsgenealogy.com /richardsorrells.html   (11782 words)

 Message Forum: Re: Richard Dawson
This link to a Richard Dawson fan page describes what he did as a common practice of the times.
That notwithstanding, I've heard that his penchant for kissing all the female contestants did in fact raise the ire of many fans--but the one page I've found that gave any specifics pointed out that he got the worst flack over kissing fl contestants.
Of course, I love Richard Dawson ever since he was in The Running Man. It's amazing how differently I look at him now after seeing him in that after only ever seeing him on the Feud or Hogan's Heroes.
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ANTHONY DAWSON mar. Rebecca Osbourne, d/o Henry Osbourne of Dor.
Biography: *William Dawson, mariner, to Va. in March, 1621, on the Discovery was living on Jordan's Journey listed on Muster of *Wm.
Dawson survived the massacre and was living on a manor up river from Jamestown Settlement.
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 ZoomInfo Web Summary: Richard Dawson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Richard Dawson, IT director at the UK's ‘other' scheduled airline, BMI, explains how he is cutting costs by careful management of a large outsourcing contract and boosting customer self-service.
Richard Dawson, president of the U.K.'s Guild of Air Traffic Controllers, warned of future trouble caused by air traffic hackers.
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 Richard Dawson -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dawson proved to be a solid gameplayer and was the frequent choice of contestants for the "Head-to-Head Match" portion of the show's bonus round.
They have a daughter, Shannon Nicole and 3 grandchildren, Lindsay Dors Dawson, Tyler Emm Dawson and Emma Rose Dawson, all fathered by Gary.
The Richard Dawson Experience, a fan sitede:Richard Dawson
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