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Also Known As: Died: June 2, 2012
Born: November 20, 1932 Cause of Death: Complications from Esophageal Cancer
Birth Place: Gosport, Hampshire, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Ran away from home at age 14 and joined the Merchant Marines
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Began his career as a standup comic in London clubs
1961:
Moved to the U.S.
1963:
Made U.S. television debut playing a British entertainer on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS); credited as Dick Dawson
1963:
Cast in the comedy-drama "Promises! Promises!"
1965:
Landed breakthrough role of Cpl. Peter Newkirk on WWII-set sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" (CBS)
1970:
Joined the cast of sketch comedy series "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (NBC)
1973:
Regularly appeared as a panelist on "Match Game 73" (CBS)
1976:
Hosted long-running game show "Family Feud" (ABC, syndicated); won Daytime Emmy Award in 1978 for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation Show
1984:
Became a naturalized U.S. citizen
1987:
Parodied his game show image in "The Running Man," loosely based on a Stephen King novel and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
1994:
Replaced Ray Combs and returned as host of "Family Feud"

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