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Also Known As: Bernard Whalen Patrick Convy Died: July 15, 1991
Born: July 23, 1933 Cause of Death: brain cancer
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: game show host, singer, actor

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Amiable, curly-haired musical comedy performer and game-show host who started out as a first baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies' farm club one day after graduating from high school. He played for two years before quitting to perform with a rock band called the Cheers. Convy appeared in ten Broadway shows, most notably as the Christopher Isherwood character in the Kander and Ebb musical "Cabaret", as the intellectual revolutionary Perchik in the Bock-Harnick musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and as ace reporter Hildy Johnson in the 1969 Robert Ryan revival of "The Front Page".Convy was perhaps best known as the affable host of such game shows as "Tattletales", "Win, Lose or Draw" and "Super Password" which kept him visible on US TV sets through the 1970s and 80s.

Amiable, curly-haired musical comedy performer and game-show host who started out as a first baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies' farm club one day after graduating from high school. He played for two years before quitting to perform with a rock band called the Cheers. Convy appeared in ten Broadway shows, most notably as the Christopher Isherwood character in the Kander and Ebb musical "Cabaret", as the intellectual revolutionary Perchik in the Bock-Harnick musical "Fiddler on the Roof" and as ace reporter Hildy Johnson in the 1969 Robert Ryan revival of "The Front Page".

Convy was perhaps best known as the affable host of such game shows as "Tattletales", "Win, Lose or Draw" and "Super Password" which kept him visible on US TV sets through the 1970s and 80s.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Weekend Warriors (1986) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Love Thy Neighbor (1984) Mike Wilson
2.
 Help Wanted: Male (1982) Skip Mccullough
3.
 Cannonball Run, The (1981) Brad
4.
 Hero At Large (1980) Walter Reeves
5.
 Man In The Santa Claus Suit, The (1979) Gil Travis
6.
 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders I (1979) Lyman Spencer
7.
 Ebony, Ivory and Jade (1979) Mick Jade
8.
 Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery (1978) Bill Dent
9.
 Jennifer (1978) Jeff Reed
10.
 Love Boat Ii, The (1977) Ralph Manning
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Milestones close milestones

1954:
Started as first baseman for Philadelphia Phillies farm team in Las Vegas and Miami, Oklahoma
1958:
Feature acting debut, "Gunman's Walk"
1959:
TV acting debut, "Love of Life" (1951-80) and "Dear Mom, Dear Dad" for "Alcoa Theater"
:
Panelist on game show, "What's My Line?"
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Performed on Broadway in such productions as "The Matchmaker," "Caberet" and "Nine"
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Played occasional role on TV series, "The Partridge Family" (1970-74)
1971:
Acted in first TV movie, "Death Takes a Holiday"
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Hosted first game show, "Tattletales"
1976:
Hosted own TV special, "The Late Fall, Early Summer Bert Convy Show"
1979:
Produced first TV special, "The Celebrity Football Classic"
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Hosted game show, "Super Password"
1986:
Executive produced and directed feature, "Weekend Warriors"
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Produced, hosted and created game show "Win, Lose or Draw"
1989:
Executive produced and hosted TV show, "3rd Degree"
1990:
Diagnosed as having a brain tumor (April)
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

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wife:
Anne Convy.
wife:
Catherine Hall. Second wife; married on February 14, 1991.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Bert Convy.
mother:
Monica Convy.
daughter:
Jennifer Convy. Born c.1960.
son:
Joshua Convy. Born c.1966.
son:
Jonah Convy. Born c.1968.
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