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Also Known As: Demie James Sposa Died: June 3, 1997
Born: Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Profession: game show host, announcer, actor, sales person

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Dennis James worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 1938, he received a do-it-all contract with the DuMont network. James worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Chance of a Lifetime" "Napoleon" with Albert Dieudonne (1929) and "P.D.Q." (1965-69). He also contributed to "People Will Talk" (NBC, 1962-64), "Stop the Music" (ABC, 1948-1956) and "The Price Is Right" (CBS, 1972-2015). In the seventies and the nineties, James devoted his time to various credits, such as "Name That Tune" (NBC, 1973-77), "The One and Only" (1978) starring Henry Winkler and "Rocky III" (1982). He also worked on "Starathon '90" "Starathon '91" and "Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars" (1991-92). James was most recently credited in "Transporter The Series" (TNT, 2014-15). James had a number of different projects under his belt in the nineties and the early 2000s, including "Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey" with Clara Rockmore (1995), "The Method" (1996) and "The Faculty" with Jordana Brewster (1998). His credits also expanded to "The Minus Man" (1999) starring Owen Wilson and "Missing" (Lifetime, 2002-05). James passed away in June 1997 at the age...

Dennis James worked on a variety of projects during his entertainment career. In 1938, he received a do-it-all contract with the DuMont network. James worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Chance of a Lifetime" "Napoleon" with Albert Dieudonne (1929) and "P.D.Q." (1965-69). He also contributed to "People Will Talk" (NBC, 1962-64), "Stop the Music" (ABC, 1948-1956) and "The Price Is Right" (CBS, 1972-2015). In the seventies and the nineties, James devoted his time to various credits, such as "Name That Tune" (NBC, 1973-77), "The One and Only" (1978) starring Henry Winkler and "Rocky III" (1982). He also worked on "Starathon '90" "Starathon '91" and "Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars" (1991-92). James was most recently credited in "Transporter The Series" (TNT, 2014-15). James had a number of different projects under his belt in the nineties and the early 2000s, including "Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey" with Clara Rockmore (1995), "The Method" (1996) and "The Faculty" with Jordana Brewster (1998). His credits also expanded to "The Minus Man" (1999) starring Owen Wilson and "Missing" (Lifetime, 2002-05). James passed away in June 1997 at the age of 80.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Method, The (1996) The Dean
2.
 Rocky III (1982) Wrestling Commentator
3.
 One And Only, The (1978) Himself
4.
 Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars (1992) Host (New York)
5.
 Starathon '91 (1991) Host (New York)
6.
 Starathon '90 (1990) Host (New York)
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Served three years in the Army during WWII
1938:
Received a do-it-all contract with the DuMont network
1972:
Hosted the game show "The Price Is Right"
1997:
Diagnosed with lung cancer in January; 30 years after he had stopped smoking
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Education

St Peter's College: Jersey City , New Jersey -
Theater School of Dramatic Arts, Carnegie Hall: New York , New York -

Notes

Hosted the United Cerebral Palsy telethons for 47 years and credited for raising over 1 billion dollars for charity.

Longtime commercial spokesman for Old Gold Cigarettes and the Kellog's cereal company

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wife:
Micki James. Second wife; married for 47 years; survived him.

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brother:
Frank Sposa. Survived him.
son:
Dennis James Jr. From a previous marriage; survived him.
son:
Brad James. Mother Mickie; survived him.
son:
Randy James. Mother Mickie; survived him.
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