Richard Dawson, who made 'em laugh on 'Family Feud,' dies at 79


4, 2012 – British-born entertainer Richard Dawson died of esophegeal cancer on Sunday. Dawson gained fame as an actor and comedian, and won a daytime Emmy Award as best game show host in 1978. (/Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: AP Top

AP NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Dawson brought a saucy, unabashedly touchy-feely style to TV game shows as host of "Family Feud." The British-born entertainer, who died Saturday at age 79 from complications related to esophageal cancer, earlier had made

AP NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Dawson brought a saucy, unabashedly touchy-feely style to TV game shows as host of "Family Feud." The British-born entertainer, who died Saturday at age 79 from complications related to esophageal cancer, earlier had made

Richard Dawson: "Family Feud" host and "Match Game" panelist Richard Dawson, who passed away Saturday at 79, put his wry game-show prowess to use on the big screen in the 1987 hit "The Running Man."

Richard Dawson, who died today from esophageal cancer, was a huge star on TV, especially in the '60s and '70s when two of his shows were big ratings hits. And he's easily found on DVD. On “Hogan's Heroes,” which ran for seven seasons beginning in 1965,

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