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Encyclopedia > Allen Funt
Producer-director Allen Funt

Allen Funt - "The father of Reality TV"(September 16, 1914September 5, 1999) was an American producer-director, best known as the creator and host of Candid Camera from the 1940s to 1980s, as either a regular show or a series of specials. Its most notable run was from 1960 to 1967 on CBS. Image File history File links Candid2. ... Image File history File links Candid2. ... // 1400 - Owain Glyndŵr declared Prince of Wales by his followers. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Candid Camera is a long-running television series, created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially began on radio as Candid Microphone June 28, 1947. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ...


Life and career

Funt achieved a BA in Fine Arts from Cornell University in 1934 and studied business administration at Columbia University. He began the show on ABC radio in 1946 as Candid Microphone and soon experimented with a visual version by doing a series of theatrical short films also known as Candid Microphone. These film shorts served as a springboard for his entrance into television. He wrote several books, beginning with Eavesdropper at Large: Adventures in Human Nature with "Candid Mike" (Vanguard Press, 1952). He followed Candid Kids (Bernard Geis, 1964) with Candidly, Allen Funt: A Million Smiles Later (Barricade Books, 1994). Cornell University is a university located in Ithaca, New York, USA. Its two medical campuses are in New York City and Education City, Qatar. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States and a member of the prestigious Ivy League. ... ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ...


During the 1970s, he made two documentary features based on the hidden camera theme: What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? (1970) and Money Talks (1972). Funt also produced a syndicated version of Candid Camera from 1974 to 1979; his co-hosts included, at various times, John Bartholomew Tucker and JoAnn Pflug. In the 1980s, Funt produced a series of adult-oriented videos called Candid Candid Camera featuring nude women in various scenarios. These shows were broadcast on the Playboy Channel.[1] What Do You Say To A Naked Lady is a candid documentary made in 1970 directed by Allen Funt. ... John Bartholomew Tucker (born April 9, 1930 in Pennsylvania) is an American radio and television personality, as well as an author. ... Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed Videotape is a means of recording images and sound onto magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. ... Candid Camera is a long-running television series, created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially began on radio as Candid Microphone June 28, 1947. ... Playboy is an adult entertainment magazine, or pornography magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ...


Born in New York City, Funt lived for a short time in Westchester County, NY in Croton-on-Hudson. His White Gates estate was sold to opera singer Jessye Norman in the early 1990s. Following a stroke, he died in Pebble Beach, California in 1999. Candid Camera continued with his son, Peter Funt, as host. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... // Mayoral Election (vote for one) Ann Gallelli (D,CT) 44% Gregory Schmidt (A) 56% Trustee Election (vote for two) Leo Wiegman (D,CT) 25% Sally Odlandt (D,CT) 23% Thomas Brennan (A) 26% Susan Konig (A) 26% SOURCE: Village of Croton on Hudson Certified Results Croton-on-Hudson is a... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Stroke (or cerebrovascular accident or CVA) is the clinical designation for a rapidly developing loss of brain function due to an interruption in the blood supply to all or part of the brain. ... The Lone Cypress is a famous landmark in Pebble Beach This article is about the community. ... Peter Funt is the son of acclaimed Candid Camera creator Allen Funt and is also the current host of that show. ...


References

  • Vallance, Tom. "Obituary: Allen Funt", Independent, The (London), Sep 8, 1999. 
  • Allen Funt 1914 - 1999. candidcamera.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-11.

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Candid Camera Online! (744 words)
Allen Funt, creator and original host of the landmark television series Candid Camera, perfected an art that has entertained people for nearly 60 years.
Funt, who never regarded himself as an actor, soon found himself playing many characters in the program—disguised as a dentist, garage mechanic or some other occupation—serving as the catalyst for unsuspecting people whose candid reactions to unusual situations were recorded.
Allen Funt is survived by five children: Peter, Patricia, John, Juliet and William; and four grandchildren: Stephanie, Daniel, Katherine and Anna.
Allen Funt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (132 words)
Allen Funt (September 16, 1914 – September 5, 1999) is an American celebrity best known as creator and host of Candid Camera from 1951-1954 and 1960-1966 on CBS.
Funt achieved a BA in Fine Arts from Cornell University in 1934 and studied business administration at Columbia University.
Funt died in Pebble Beach, California in 1999 following a stroke.
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