Television Hosts in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1956-12-18 Phil Rizzuto signs as NY Yankee radio-TV announcer
  • 1958-01-26 Jack Smith takes over from Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It"
  • 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

Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 353

  • 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)
  • 1898-01-07 Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900-08-18 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1903-08-31 Arthur Godfrey, American radio and TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1904-02-12 Ted Mack, 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, TV host (First Date, Continental), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1908-11-20 Alistair Cooke, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), born in Manchester, England
  • 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)
  • 1912-02-16 Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1912-06-19 Martin Gabel, TV host (With this Ring), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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, TV host (Today Show), born in Schnectady, New York
  • 1913-11-27 Robert Dougall, English TV host
  • 1913-11-30 John K M McCaffery, TV host (One Minute Please), born in Moscow, Idaho
  • 1914-09-16 Allen Funt, American TV host & creator (Candid Camera), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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/TV host
  • 1918-02-22 Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • 1918-05-01 Jack Paar, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 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, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
  • 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 (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)
  • 1920-04-22 Hal March [Harold Mendelson], American comedian, actor and TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)
  • 1920-12-19 David Susskind, American TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921-04-05 Robert Q. Lewis, American TV host (Masquerade Party, Robert Q Lewis Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1921-05-31 Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer

Person of interestSteve Allen

1921-12-26 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor 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, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1925-01-29 Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
  • 1925-07-06 Merv Griffin, TV host (Merv Griffin Show), born in San Mateo, California
  • 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, Baldwin NY, TV host (GE College Bowl)
  • 1927-05-30 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-02-22 Bruce Forsyth, 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)
  • 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 TV hostess (Open the Village)
  • 1930-04-08 John Bartholomew Tucker, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), 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)
  • 1931-03-04 Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
  • 1932-01-12 Des O'Connor, British television presenter
  • 1932-06-10 George Burns, British TV host
  • 1932-11-14 Henk Mochel, Dutch TV host (Rondom tien)
  • 1932-12-07 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1933-06-22 Jacques Martin, French TV host (d. 2007)
  • 1933-11-09 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)

Person of interestLarry King

1933-11-19 Larry King, American radio/TV host "143 Arivadechi" (Larry King Show, CNN), born in NYC, New York

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • 1934-02-17 Barry Humphries, Australian comedian, actor and author known for his stage alter egos (Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Patterson), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1934-03-06 John Noakes, British TV presenter, born in Yorkshire, England (d. 2017)
  • 1934-04-24 John Barbour, TV host (Real People), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1934-05-10 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), born in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • 1934-08-25 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1934-10-29 Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist, Dutch TV host and actor (Gilas)
  • 1934-12-04 Wink Martindale, American TV host (Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1935-03-24 Mary Berry, English food writer and TV presenter (The Great British Bake Off), born in Bath, England
  • 1935-09-15 Jacques d'Ancona, journalist/TV host (Sound-Mix Show)
  • 1935-09-24 Barbara Brilliant, Canadian TV host and journalist, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1936-06-16 Fred Oster, Dutch TV host

Weddings in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson 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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark

HeartWedding 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.

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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

HeartWedding 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 Noteable 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 jewerly 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

HeartWedding 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

Deaths 1 - 100 of 113

  • 1958-05-09 Bill Goodwin, TV 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, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show), dies at 51
  • 1973-10-18 Frank Knight, TV announcer (Chronoscope), dies at 79
  • 1974-07-28 Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
  • 1974-10-13 Ed Sullivan, TV host (Ed Sullivan Show, Toast of the Town), dies at 73
  • 1975-01-03 Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
  • 1975-01-25 Vivien Kellems, American industrialist, who battled the Federal tax system as discriminatory against single people, dies at 78
  • 1975-11-12 Anthony Ross, TV host (Telltale Clue), dies at 69
  • 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, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), 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, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65
  • 1979-07-14 George De Witt, TV host (Name that Tune), dies at 56
  • 1980-02-01 Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • 1980-07-31 Bobby Van, actor/TV host (Make Me Laugh), dies of 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, 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, TV host (Today Show), dies at 69
  • 1982-11-22 Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
  • 1983-03-16 Arthur Godfrey, TV host (Arthur Godrey Show), dies at 79
  • 1983-06-26 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 82
  • 1983-10-03 John K M McCaffery, 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)
  • 1985-10-12 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 70
  • 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
  • 1993-09-20 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
  • 1994-09-02 Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who & the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1995-11-05 Laura Weber, TV Host, dies at 70
  • 1996-06-01 Ray Combs, TV host (Family Feud), commits suicide at 40
  • 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 (b.1961)
  • 2000-02-04 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)

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
  • 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
  • 2004-04-13 Caron Keating, British television presenter (b. 1962)
  • 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 (b. 1925)
  • 2007-12-18 Jack Linkletter, American television host, son of Art Linkletter (b. 1937)
  • 2008-01-03 Natasha Collins, British actress and television presenter (b. 1976)
  • 2008-01-30 Jeremy Beadle, British television host (Beadle's About), dies of pneumonia at 59

Person of interestTim Russert

2008-06-13 Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator, dies at 58

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 2009-01-18 Tony Hart, English artist and television presenter (Take Hart, Hartbeat), dies at 83
  • 2009-02-07 Brian Naylor (broadcaster), Australian television presenter (b. 1931)
  • 2009-03-17 Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian politician and TV host (b. 1937)
  • 2009-08-07 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son), dies at 76
  • 2009-09-08 Mike Bongiorno, Italian television host (b. 1924)
  • 2009-11-20 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, dies at 94
  • 2010-01-14 Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
  • 2010-03-01 Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)
  • 2010-06-13 Jimmy Dean, American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), dies at 81
  • 2010-11-01 Charlie O'Donnell, American television announcer (b. 1932)
  • 2010-12-22 Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921)
  • 2011-05-07 Allyson Hennessy, Trindadian television presenter
  • 2011-08-12 Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927)
  • 2012-01-06 Robert Holness, English radio and television presenter, dies at 83
  • 2012-02-01 Don Cornelius, American television host, commits suicide by gunshot at 75