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Encyclopedia > Bert Convy
Bert Convy
Born: July 23, 1933(1933-07-23)
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: July 15, 1991
Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Singer/Performer
Broadway actor
Panelist, Game Shows
Game show host
Television producer
Film Director
Spouse: Anne Anderson
Catherine Hall
Children: 3

Bernard Whalen "Bert" Convy (July 23, 1933July 15, 1991) was an American game show host and panelist, actor and singer known for his tenure as the host for Tattletales, Super Password, and Win, Lose or Draw. is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... The single word gameshow is an evolution from game show. Just as flashlight and screwdriver became a single word through usage, gameshow has also become commonly used as a single word. ... Game show host is a profession involving the hosting of gameshows. ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... Tattletales was a game show which first aired on the CBS daytime schedule on February 18, 1974. ... Allen Ludden Password was a long-running American game show produced by Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions. ... Win, Lose or Draw was an American television game show that aired from 1987 to 1990. ...

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Biography

Early life

Convy was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Monica and Bert Convy. Convy was a member of the 1950s vocal band, The Cheers, who had a Top 10 hit in 1955 with "Black Denim Trousers (and Motorcycle Boots)". He was also a minor league baseball player, within the Philadelphia Phillies organization. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Minor League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames Phils, The Phightin Phils, The...


Career

Performer/Singer

Convy started his career in the entertainment business as a featured performer and singer in the Billy Barnes Revues of the 1950s and '60s. Convy went on to became a Broadway actor, starring in Fiddler on the Roof (1964), The Impossible Years (1965), and Cabaret (1966). He also appeared on the soap opera, Love of Life playing Glenn Hamilton, a rapist. Billy Barnes (born January 27, 1927 in Los Angeles, California) is a six-time Emmy Award nominated composer/lyricst. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... For the film, see Fiddler on the Roof (film) Fiddler on the Roof is a well-known Tony Award-winning musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. ... The Impossible Years is a play by Robert Fisher and Arthur Marx. ... Cabaret is a 1966 Broadway musical, based on John Van Drutens play I Am a Camera, based in its turn on stories by Christopher Isherwood, with book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, produced and directed by Hal Prince and starring Bert Convy... Love of Life was an American soap opera which aired on CBS from September 24, 1951 to February 1, 1980. ...


Game Shows

In the 1960s and '70s, Convy was a popular semi-regular panelist on several game shows, including What's My Line?, To Tell the Truth, The Match Game and Password. Convy soon took the podium himself as host of several game shows, including the fourth edition of Password, Super Password (19841989), but he remains best known for his first television game show, Tattletales (19741978, 19821984), for which he was awarded an Emmy in 1977. Whats My Line? was a weekly panel game show originally produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. ... Nipsey Russell, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen and Kitty Carlisle from the 1969-78 version. ... The Match Game was an American television game show, most often hosted by Gene Rayburn. ... Allen Ludden Password was a long-running American game show produced by Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions. ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Tattletales was a game show which first aired on the CBS daytime schedule on February 18, 1974. ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... An Emmy Award. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


He also hosted the syndicated version of Win, Lose or Draw (19871990), which he co-produced with Burt Reynolds (under the firm Burt and Bert Productions). His last game show was 3rd Degree, a syndicated program that ran during the 1989–90 TV season. He was also slated to host the 1990 revival of Match Game but was too ill to do so (comedian Ross Shafer took the role instead). In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast television programs to multiple television stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Win, Lose or Draw was an American television game show that aired from 1987 to 1990. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Ross Shafer (born December 10, 1954 in McMinnville, Oregon, USA) is a comedian and television host turned motivational and customer service speaker/trainer, based in Carlsbad, California. ...

Bert Convy as "Frederick Bismark", caricature on Werner Erhard in film
Semi-Tough, 1977

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Variety Series

Convy also attempted to parlay his fame in a short-lived variety series, The Late Summer Early Fall Bert Convy Show in 1976. In 1979, he appeared with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders in a movie of the same name. Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The DCC on board the USS Harry S Truman on December 16, 2000 The DCC visit U.S. sailors on board the USS Nimitz on June 19, 2003 The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC), a National Football League cheerleading squad from Texas, are one of the most famous cheerleading organizations in...


Films

Convy also starred in several movies, most memorably in the film Semi-Tough (1977) where he played a caricature of Werner Erhard named "Frederick Bismark". He also made a fine appearance in 'Help Wanted: Male' (1982). DVD Cover of 1977 movie Semi-Tough. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... Werner Hans Erhard (born John “Jack” Paul Rosenberg on September 5, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), [11] became arguably best known to the general public for the programs he set up: the “est Training” (1971 – 1981) and the “Forum” (1981 – 1991). ...


Awards

An Emmy Award. ... Tattletales was a game show which first aired on the CBS daytime schedule on February 18, 1974. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...

Personal life

Convy was surprised when he was called to come on down on The Price Is Right. Bob Barker invited Convy up on stage and had him thank the show for having him as a guest and he returned to his seat before an alternative contestant was called down to Contestant's Row. Convy also made two guest appearances on The Price Is Right during the 1970s appearing with models Anitra Ford and Dian Parkinson. The Price Is Rights US 35th season logo. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Price Is Rights US 35th season logo. ... Anitra Ford was a Barkers Beauty on The Price is Right from its beginning in 1972 until 1977. ... Dian Parkinson Dian Parkinson (born Dianna Lynn Batts on November 30, 1944 in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is a former model. ...


Convy claimed to have the ability to predict the sex of unborn children. A few times on Super Password, he would put his hands on a pregnant contestant's stomach and remarked how he had guessed correctly the sex of 19 babies in a row, including all of the actor John Ritter's children. (Convy and Ritter had appeared together in the 1979 theatrical release, Hero At Large.) On another episode, he claimed his on-going tally was 34 out of 36; he also said that on one occasion he simply could not predict if a particular woman was going to have a boy or girl, and it turned out the lady had twins--one boy, one girl. One of the celebrity contestants on that episode, Dick Cavett, quipped, "Why did I see you the other day putting your hands like that on a woman who wasn't pregnant?" John Ritter as Jack Tripper on Threes Company. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ...


Convy was married twice: to Anne Anderson, with whom he had three children; and to Catherine Hall, with whom he was married until his death. Bert's daughter Jennifer also has been involved in television, moderating shows on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). His son Jonah Convy is also involved in show business. Home & Garden Television, better known as HGTV, is a cable television network in the U.S. and Canada. ...


In April of 1990, Convy was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after collapsing while visiting his mother. It was there that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and was given a short time to live. After seeking many treatments from several hospitals, Convy died from the tumor on July 15, 1991. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale with the epitaph, "His Star Will Shine Forever". This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a world-renowned hospital located in Los Angeles, California. ... A brain tumor is any intracranial tumor created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either in the brain itself (neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin-producing Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


See also

United States Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania (right) is a long-term brain tumor survivor who continues to serve in public office. ... Werner Hans Erhard (born John “Jack” Paul Rosenberg on September 5, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), [11] became arguably best known to the general public for the programs he set up: the “est Training” (1971 – 1981) and the “Forum” (1981 – 1991). ...

External link

Preceded by
Tom Kennedy on Password Plus
Host of Super Password
September 24, 1984March 24, 1989
Succeeded by
Defunct
Preceded by
None
Host of Win, Lose or Draw syndicated nighttime edition
1987–1989
Succeeded by
Robb Weller
Preceded by
Allen Ludden
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host
1977
Succeeded by
Richard Dawson

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Grave Hunter finds Bert Convy burial place (236 words)
Bert Convy was a hard working student and a graduate of North Hollywood High School and UCLA.
Convy's star ascended on Broadway in the 1960s, when he originated two memorable musical comedy roles: Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret.
Convy developed into the perfect daytime game show host, headlining such quizzers of the 1970s and 1980s as Tattletales (which won him an Emmy), Super Password, The Third Degree and Win, Lose or Draw.
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