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|In what year was Richard Dawson born?|
1932. Born with the name Colin Emm, he experimented with a variety of stage names and eventually changed it to Richard "Dickie" Dawson. He was born on November 20, 1932 in Gosport, England, to the proud parents of Arthur and Josephine Emm.
|How long did Richard serve in the Merchant Marines?|
3 years. He was a boxer and then worked as a waiter. When he was 18, he auditioned for a theatre company and history was made. He loved acting. After awhile, he became a stand-up comedian.
|In what year did Richard become a regular performer on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"?|
1971. This show aired from 1968 until 1973. Richard was a regular performer from 1971 until 1973.
|'E! Entertainment Television' first aired "Family Feud: The E! True Hollywood Story" on June 28, 2002? |
f. "Family Feud: The E! True Hollywood Story" first aired in the U.S. on July 28, 2002. It told of the ups and downs of all three hosts and of Richard being difficult and extremely demanding.
|What nickname was given to Richard's first wife, Diana Dors?|
The English Marilyn Monroe. Although her career started long before Marilyn's, because she had a sexy shape and the blonde hair, she was given this nickname. She has said it herself, "The only sex symbol England produced since Lady Godiva."
|On what talk-show was Richard going to appear the day he got married?|
"The Steve Allen Show". Richard and Diana were married on April 12, 1959, while in New York for an appearance on "The Steve Allen Show". They were separated in 1964 and legally divorced in 1967.
|How long after they were married was their first son born?|
1 year. They were married in 1959 and their first born son, Mark, was born in 1960, and their second child, Gary, was born in 1962.
|What is the last name of the family that appeared on an episode of "Family Feud" where Richard met his soon-to-be bride?|
Johnson. The Johnson Family appeared on the April 6, 1981 episode of "Family Feud". There he met Gretchen. Before long they were dating and had a daughter, Shannon Nicole, and were married soon after that.
|Was Richard and Gretchen's first child born a boy or a girl?|
girl. Shannon Nicole was born in 1990. Richard proudly showed her off to America on "Family Feud" on numerous occasions.
|Richard played a game show host in the 1987's film, "The Running Man".|
t. His character's name was Damon Killian. This movie also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Ben Richards, an innocent man who is sentenced for a crime he didn't commit. The "Running Man" game show gives felons a chance to escape but have to avoid the men sent to hunt them down and kill them.
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