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Bill Todman (July 31, 1916-July 29, 1979) was an American television producer born in New York City. July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining, as the final day of July. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The construction of the Empire State Building, 1930. ...


In the 1940s Todman teamed up with Mark Goodson in producing game shows for radio. The duo soon moved into television, where they produced some of the longest-running game shows in history. Their many shows included Beat the Clock, Family Feud, Match Game, Password, The Price is Right, To Tell the Truth, and What's My Line?. // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... Mark Goodson (January 14, 1915 – December 18, 1992) was an American television producer born in Sacramento, California. ... A game show is a radio or television program, involving members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... Beat the Clock was a Goodson-Todman Productions game show which ran on CBS from 1950 to 1958. ... Family Feud is a popular television game show in the USA that pits two families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed of 100 people. ... The Match Game was an American television game show where contestants tried to match a panel of six celebrities in answering fill-in-the-blank questions. ... Although Password can be played without any equipment, commercial versions of the game have also been successful. ... The Price Is Right is a popular game show based on contestants guessing the retail prices of featured prizes and other promotional products. ... To Tell the Truth is a classic American television game show that has been seen in various forms on and off since 1956. ... Whats My Line? was a weekly panel game show originally produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. ...


Goodson-Todman were involved with the 1969 pilot of The Joker's Wild along with creator Jack Barry, hosted by Allen Ludden. G-T severed ties with Barry by the time he hosted the series in 1972. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... The Jokers Wild was a popular American game show of the 1970s and 1980s, billed as the game where knowledge is king and lady luck is queen. // Broadcast History The Jokers Wild debuted on CBS September 4, 1972, incidentally on the same day as the modern incarnation of... Jack Barry (March 20, 1918-May 2, 1984) was an American television game show host and producer, whose career was nearly ruined in the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s but who made a remarkable comeback over a decade later. ... Allen Ludden, as emcee of Password, presiding over a round with celebrity guests Carol Burnett (left) and Vicki Lawrence (right). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


Todman died in New York City of a heart condition, two days shy of his 63rd birthday.


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Bill Todman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (241 words)
William S. "Bill" Todman (July 31, 1916-July 29, 1979) was an American television producer born in New York City.
Though both men were co-credited on their series, Todman gradually became less and less involved with the day-to-day operations and creative process of the company.
Todman died on July 29, 1979 in New York City as a result of a heart condition 2 days before his 63rd birthday.
Bill Cullen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (614 words)
William "Bill" Lawrence Frances Cullen (February 18, 1920 – July 7, 1990), was an American radio and television personality.
He was best known for his roles in game shows, both as host and as a panelist, which spanned a period of five decades in both radio and television.
Cullen died in 1990 of lung cancer at the age of 70.
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