Television Hosts in History

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-12-18 Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer

Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop Phil Rizzuto
Sportscaster and MLB Shortstop
Phil Rizzuto
  • 1958-01-26 Jack Smith takes over from Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It"

KnightedKnighthood

2008-06-04 British TV presenter Michael Parkinson is knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace

  • 2017-11-21 CBS TV host Charlie Rose is fired after allegations of sexual harassment by eight women
  • 2017-11-29 American TV host Matt Lauer is fired from NBC's "Today" show after an allegation of sexual misconduct
  • 2018-03-21 English TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving following an accident in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2021-03-09 UK TV host Piers Morgan leaves ITV's "Good Morning" after 41,000 complaints made about him saying he did not believe Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's statement about her mental health

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle

Birthdays in Film & TV

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  • 1894-07-23 Arthur Treacher, English TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), born in Brighton, England (d. 1975)
  • 1896-06-07 Vivien Kellems, American industrialist, who battled the Federal tax system as discriminatory against single people, born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • 1897-04-16 Milton Cross, American radio announcer (Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, 1931-75), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-01-07 Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900-08-18 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • 1900-09-01 Don Wilson, American radio and TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1982)

Person of interestEd Sullivan

1901-09-28 Ed Sullivan, American television host (The Ed Sullivan Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1901-11-14 (John) Morton Downey, American pop tenor, known as "The Irish Nightengale", songwriter, radio and television host, born in Wallingford, Connecticut

Person of interestArthur Godfrey

1903-08-31 Arthur Godfrey, American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • 1904-02-12 Ted Mack, American TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1904-05-15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1905-02-08 Truman Bradley, Missouri US, TV host (Science Fiction Theater)
  • 1905-03-28 Marlin Perkins, American TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1986)
  • 1906-07-11 Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1907-09-15 Jack Bailey, Hampton Iowa, TV host (Queen for a Day)
  • 1907-10-30 Renzo Cesana, Italian-American TV host (First Date, Continental), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1970)
  • 1907-12-23 Don McNeill, American Radio and TV host (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Galena, Illinois (d. 1996)

Person of interestMilton Berle

1908-07-12 Milton Berle 'Uncle Miltie', 'Mr Television', American comedian and TV host (Texaco Star Theater)n), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle
  • 1908-11-20 Alistair Cooke, British-American TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), born in Manchester, England (d. 2004)
  • 1909-05-09 Don Messer, Canadian folk fiddler, and television host (Jubilee, 1959-73), born in Tweedside, New Brunswick (d. 1973)
  • 1910-02-03 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1910-05-22 Johnny Olson, American radio personality and television announcer (The Price is Right), born in Windom, Minnesota (d. 1985)
  • 1911-06-05 Charles Fletcher, British pioneering physician and TV presenter (wrote the 1st report into the dangers of smoking), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1995)
  • 1912-02-16 Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1912-04-18 Wendy Barrie, British-American TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), born in Hong Kong (d. 1978)
  • 1912-06-19 Martin Gabel, American actor (Thief; Marnie; Lady In Cement), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1912-07-17 Art Linkletter, Saskatchewan Canada, TV host (People are Funny)
  • 1912-07-31 Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1912-08-24 Durward Kirby, American TV announcer (Garry Moore Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2000)
  • 1913-06-13 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), born in Merino, Colorado (d. 2005)
  • 1913-07-13 Dave Garroway, American TV host (Today Show, 1951-61), born in Schnectady, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1913-11-27 Robert Dougall, English TV host and broadcaster, born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1999)
  • 1913-11-30 John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), born in Moscow, Idaho
  • 1914-09-16 Allen Funt, American TV host and creator (Candid Camera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1914-11-25 Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1914-12-30 Bert Parks [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1915-02-19 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
  • 1915-04-22 Dick Dudley, American TV host (Village Barn), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2000)
  • 1915-09-04 Dick Thomas, American singing cowboy and TV host (Village Barn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1916-02-20 Paul Tripp, American TV host (Mr I Magination), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916-06-22 Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
  • 1917-07-10 Don Herbert, American scientist and TV host (Watch Mr Wizard), born in Waconia, Minnesota (d. 2007)
  • 1917-08-24 Dennis James, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1917-11-17 Jack Lescoulie, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1917-11-27 Buffalo Bob Smith [Robert Emil Schmidt], American TV host (Howdy Doody), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1917-11-28 Kees Schilperoort, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Apeldoorn, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1999)
  • 1918-02-22 Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)

Person of interestJack Paar

1918-05-01 Jack Paar, American comedian and TV host of the Jack Paar Show and The Tonight Show (1957-62), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2004)

Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar
  • 1918-05-10 Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1918-05-29 Herb Shriner, American humorist and TV host (Herb Shriner Show), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1970)
  • 1918-11-10 Jack McCoy, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1919-01-13 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • 1919-03-27 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist and TV host (Amsterdamned), born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • 1919-04-13 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2000)
  • 1919-10-05 Allen Ludden [Ellsworth], American TV personality and gameshow host (Password), husband of Betty White, born in Mineral Point, Wisconsin (d. 1981)
  • 1919-11-10 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), born in Peking China (d. 1997)
  • 1920-04-05 Robert Q. Lewis, American TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1920-04-22 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1920-05-23 Helen O'Connell, American big-band singer (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - "Green Eyes"; "Anapola"), and TV host (Today Show, 1956-58), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1920-12-19 David Susskind, American TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921-04-01 Steve Race, British composer, jazz pianist and radio and television presenter (BBC's "My Music", 1967-94), born in Lincoln, England (d. 2009)
  • 1921-05-31 Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer

Person of interestSteve Allen

1921-12-26 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, writer and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 1922-01-25 Raymond Baxter, English television presenter & writer (Fast Lady), born in Ilford, United Kingdom (d. 2006)
  • 1922-10-13 Alan Scott, American TV host and songwriter (Spin the Picture), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • 1922-12-19 Eamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (d. 1987)
  • 1923-03-06 Ed McMahon, American TV host (Johnny Carson Show, Star Search), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • 1923-11-25 Jaap van Meekren, Dutch TV host (AVRO/RTL4)
  • 1924-03-22 Bill Wendell, American TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-06-03 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (d. 1999)
  • 1924-12-25 Rod Serling, American screenwriter and TV host (The Twilight Zone; Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1925-01-12 Bill Burrud, American television host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1990)
  • 1925-01-29 Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
  • 1925-07-06 Merv Griffin, American TV host (Merv Griffin Show), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2007)
  • 1925-10-15 Tony Hart, English artist and television presenter (Take Hart, Hartbeat), born in Maidstone, Kent (d. 2009)

Person of interestJohnny Carson

1925-10-23 Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), born in Corning, Iowa (d. 2005)

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 1926-01-05 Robert Earle, American TV host (GE College Bowl), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1926-02-12 Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams, 1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • 1927-05-30 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-02-22 Bruce Forsyth, English comedian & TV host (Generation Game), born in London, England

Person of interestFred Rogers

1928-03-20 Fred Rogers, American children's TV host (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 1928-06-12 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1928-08-10 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), born in Plainview, Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1928-08-17 Willem Duys, Dutch radio/TV host
  • 1928-11-09 Wim Bosboom, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Gelselaar, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1928-11-12 Robert Holness, Natal, South Africa, English radio and television presenter (BBC), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-12-22 Piero Angela, Italian television host & writer (Control), born in Turin, Italy
  • 1929-01-11 Nicoletta Orsomando, Italian TV presenter, born in Casapulla
  • 1929-10-12 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 2007)
  • 1929-12-25 Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter
  • 1929-12-30 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
  • 1929-12-31 Mies Bouman, Dutch television presenter (Open the Village), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • 1930-04-09 John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, 1974-75; Treasure Island, 1967-68), and author born in Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1930-07-14 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1930-10-16 Carmen Sevilla, Spanish actress, singer and TV presenter (Vengeance, Searching for Monica, Don Juan), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1930-12-17 Julia Meade [Kunz], American actress and TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1931-02-28 Peter Alliss, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1957 GB winners) and author, course designer and television presenter, commentator (BBC, ESPN, ABC Sports), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1931-03-04 Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
  • 1932-01-12 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, born in Stepney, London (d. 2020)
  • 1932-02-16 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1949-10-01 Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson

LoveWedding of Interest

1952-07-09 American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers

LoveWedding of Interest

1977-07-07 "American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California

Radio and TV Personality Dick Clark
Radio and TV Personality
Dick Clark

LoveWedding of Interest

1982-07-04 Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1993-01-12 MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow
  • 1996-02-14 Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-11-15 TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Nerine Kidd (38) in Pasadena, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2001-08-04 "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland

LoveWedding of Interest

2002-01-12 TV Host Conan O'Brien (38) weds Liza Powel (31) at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
  • 2005-05-18 Television presenter and former Miss Germany Verona Feldbusch (37) weds German entrepreneur Franjo Pooth at the San Diego Court House in San Diego, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2005-05-28 Politician Justin Trudeau (33) weds tv host Sophie Grégoire (30) in a Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau
  • 2005-09-10 British television presenter Kate Garraway (38) weds former political lobbyist Derek Draper (38) at St. Mary The Virgin parish church in London, England
  • 2005-09-24 "30 Minute Meals" TV host Rachael Ray (37) weds "The Cringe" lead singer John Cusimano in Montalcino, Italy
  • 2006-07-22 British TV presenter Ant McPartlin (30) weds former member of "Deuce" Lisa Armstrong (29) at St. Nicholas Church in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 2006-09-04 Television presenter Sally Meen (41) weds show business agent Russ Lindsay at Great Fosters Hotel in Egham, Surrey
  • 2006-12-31 Actor Robert Lindsay (57) weds actress and TV presenter Rosemarie Ford (44) at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club
  • 2007-02-17 Australian TV presenter Natalie Gruzlewski (30) weds pro surfer Luke Egan at St. Augustine's Catholic Church
  • 2007-03-10 Notable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza
  • 2007-03-31 Brazilian television presenter Ana Maria Braga weds businessman Marcelo Frisoni in Morumbi, Sao Paulo
  • 2011-06-18 Reality TV Personality Toya Carter (27) weds "The Deal" TV host Mickey Wright in Atlanta
  • 2011-09-30 Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas
  • 2012-04-08 American actress and television host Ricki Lake (42) weds jewelry designer Christian Evans in a secret ceremony at Southern California
  • 2012-08-26 "Bridesmaids" actor Chris O'Dowd (32) weds British TV presenter Dawn Porter (33) at an intimate ceremony with family and friends in London

LoveWedding of Interest

2013-07-13 TV host Jimmy Kimmel (45) weds co-head writer Molly McNearney in Ojai, California

TV Host Jimmy Kimmel
TV Host
Jimmy Kimmel
  • 2013-11-09 "Mad Men" actor Jared Harris (52) weds lighting designer and TV host Allegra Riggio on a yacht in Miami
  • 2014-07-04 Reef band guitarist Jesse Wood (37) weds TV presenter Fearne Cotton (32) in London
  • 2014-08-31 Model and TV host Jenny McCarthy (41) weds singer Donnie Wahlberg (45) at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois
  • 2015-05-24 Actress and model Michelle Keegan (28) weds TV presenter Mark Wright (28) at Hengrave Hall estate in Suffolk
  • 2015-12-23 TV Host Carson Daly (42) weds Siri Pinter in a church ceremony
  • 2015-12-23 Musician Richard Marx (53) weds TV host and model Daisy Fuentes (50) in Aspen, Colorado
  • 2015-12-31 TV presenter Alex Jones (38) weds Charlie Thomson in a magical ceremony at Cardiff Castle
  • 2016-05-28 TV presenter Rick Edwards (37) weds Eastenders star Emer Kenny (26) at Kew Gardens in London, England
  • 2016-10-01 TV host Louise Roe (33) weds Mackenzie Hunkin at the historic Eton College Chapel in Windsor, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1955-10-26 Anthony Ross [Rosenthal], American stage (Bus Stop), and screen character actor (The Telltale Clue), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1958-05-09 Bill Goodwin, American television announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47
  • 1959-05-26 Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57
  • 1959-10-25 Bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42
  • 1962-01-24 Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62
  • 1963-11-28 Fred Uttal, TV host (QED), dies at 55
  • 1965-01-21 Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
  • 1966-08-26 Art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67
  • 1967-09-19 Martin Block, TV announcer (Chesterfield Supper Club), dies at 64
  • 1970-01-19 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), dies of lung cancer at 49
  • 1970-04-23 Herb Shriner, American humorist & TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
  • 1973-03-26 Don Messer, Canadian folk fiddler, and television host (Jubilee, 1959-73), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • 1973-10-18 Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79
  • 1974-07-28 Truman Bradley, American TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69

Person of interestEd Sullivan

1974-10-13 Ed Sullivan, American television host (The Ed Sullivan Show), dies of esophageal cancer at 73

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 1975-01-03 Milton Cross, American radio announcer (Metropolitan Opera's Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, 1931-75), dies of a heart attack at 87
  • 1975-01-25 Vivien Kellems, American industrialist, who battled the Federal tax system as discriminatory against single people, dies at 78
  • 1975-06-28 Rod Serling, American screenwriter and TV host (The Twilight Zone; Night Gallery), dies after multiple heart attacks at 50
  • 1975-12-14 Arthur Treacher, English TV announcer (Merv Griffin Show), dies at 81
  • 1976-02-24 H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
  • 1976-03-24 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66
  • 1976-04-07 Mary Margaret McBride, American radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), dies at 76
  • 1976-07-12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
  • 1977-01-09 Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
  • 1977-11-29 George Hamilton Combs, American politician and TV and radio commentator (Through the Curtain), dies at 78
  • 1978-02-02 Wendy Barrie, British-American TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65
  • 1979-07-14 George De Witt, American TV host (Name that Tune), dies at 56
  • 1980-02-01 Jack Bailey, American actor & TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • 1980-07-31 Bobby Van [Stein], American stage and screen musical singer and actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis; Small Town Girl), dies of brain cancer at 49
  • 1981-11-21 Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 75
  • 1981-12-10 John Kieran, American columnist and author (Natural History of NYC), dies at 89
  • 1982-03-09 Rex Marshall, American TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • 1982-04-25 Don Wilson, American radio and TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81
  • 1982-06-09 Hank Ladd, TV host (Arrow Show, Waiting for the Break), dies at 74
  • 1982-07-21 Dave Garroway, American TV host (Today Show, 1951-61), dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at 69
  • 1982-11-22 Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80

Person of interestArthur Godfrey

1983-03-16 Arthur Godfrey, American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), dies at 79

Radio and TV Host Arthur Godfrey
Radio and TV Host
Arthur Godfrey
  • 1983-06-26 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies of congestive heart failure at 82
  • 1983-10-03 John K. M. McCaffery, American TV host (One Minute Please), dies at 69
  • 1984-01-27 Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
  • 1984-02-16 Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
  • 1984-10-16 Ken Carpenter, TV announcer (Lux Video Theater), dies at 84
  • 1984-10-24 Walter Woolf King, actor/TV host (Lights Cameras Action), dies at 85
  • 1985-01-07 Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)
  • 1985-03-28 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
  • 1985-10-12 Johnny Olson, American radio personality and television announcer (The Price is Right), dies at 75
  • 1986-03-09 Ned Calmer, TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78
  • 1986-06-14 Marlin Perkins, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), dies at 81
  • 1986-08-03 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show), dies at 41
  • 1986-08-20 Donn Bennett, TV host (The Big Idea), dies at 76
  • 1987-02-22 David Susskind, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), dies at 66
  • 1987-11-05 Eamonn Andrews, Television Presenter (b. 1922)
  • 1989-06-21 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist and TV host (Amsterdamned), dies at 70
  • 1990-07-17 Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68
  • 1991-09-15 Andre Baruch, Radio/TV announcer dies at 83
  • 1991-12-11 Robert Q. Lewis, American TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show), dies at 71
  • 1992-02-02 Bert Parks [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), dies at 77
  • 1992-06-26 Geert Vissers, Dutch TV host (Gay Dating Show), dies
  • 1992-08-02 Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44
  • 1993-03-08 Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • 1993-09-09 Helen O'Connell, American big-band singer (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - "Green Eyes"; "Anapola"), and TV host (Today Show, 1956-58), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1993-09-20 Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
  • 1993-11-28 Garry Moore, TV host (I've Got A Secret), dies of emphysema at 78
  • 1994-06-06 Johnny Downs, American stage and screen actor, dancer, singer, and TV host, (Our Gang; Swing, Sister, Swing!), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1994-07-12 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • 1994-09-02 Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1995-07-04 Bob Ross, American artist and television host, dies at 52
  • 1995-07-12 Michael Clegg, English naturalist and TV presenter (Clegg's People), dies at 62
  • 1995-11-04 Marti Caine [Lynne Stringer], British comedienne, singer and television host, dies of lymphatic cancer at 50
  • 1995-11-05 Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70
  • 1995-12-15 Charles Fletcher, British pioneering physician and TV presenter (wrote the 1st report into the dangers of smoking), dies at 84
  • 1996-06-01 Ray Combs, American comedian and TV host (Family Feud, 1988-94), commits suicide at 40
  • 1996-06-06 Glyn Worsnip, British radio and television presenter (That's Life!), dies at 57
  • 1996-07-03 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), dies at 61
  • 1997-05-29 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77
  • 1998-07-30 Buffalo Bob Smith [Robert Emil Schmidt], American TV host (Howdy Doody), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1999-01-25 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • 1999-04-26 Jill Dando, British television presenter, dies at 37
  • 1999-09-05 Allen Funt, American TV host and creator (Candid Camera), dies at 84
  • 1999-12-18 Robert Dougall, English TV host and broadcaster, dies at 86
  • 2000-02-04 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer, dies at 80

Person of interestSteve Allen

2000-10-30 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

Person of interestMilton Berle

2002-03-27 Milton Berle, American comedian and TV host (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), dies at 93

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle

Person of interestFred Rogers

2003-02-27 Fred Rogers, American children's TV host (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood) dies at age 74

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 2003-10-27 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)
  • 2003-11-22 Dick Thomas, American singing cowboy and TV host (Village Barn), dies at 88

Person of interestJack Paar

2004-01-27 Jack Paar, American comedian and TV host of the Jack Paar Show and The Tonight Show (1957-62), dies at 85

Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar
  • 2004-03-30 Alistair Cooke, British-American TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), dies at 95
  • 2004-04-13 Caron Keating, British television presenter, dies at 41
  • 2004-10-04 Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV hosts (b. 1959)

Person of interestJohnny Carson

2005-01-23 Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at 79

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 2005-11-16 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), dies at 92
  • 2006-06-28 George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • 2006-09-15 Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)
  • 2006-11-26 Raúl Velasco, Mexican television host (b. 1933)
  • 2007-01-07 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, dies at 77
  • 2007-06-10 Augie Auer, Meteorologist and television presenter (b. 1940)
  • 2007-06-12 Don Herbert, American scientist and TV host (Watch Mr Wizard), dies at 89
  • 2007-08-12 Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator, dies at 82
  • 2007-12-18 Jack Linkletter, American TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), dies at 70