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Johnny Gilbert (born July 13, 1924 in Newport News, Virginia) is a prolific American television game show announcer, best known for his over 20-year association with TV's Jeopardy!. His other credits include Sports Challenge, Camouflage, Chain Reaction, Go, Blackout, Card Sharks, Family Feud, The $25,000 Pyramid, and The Magnificent Marble Machine. Although he is widely credited as the only voice actor to have announced on both the Bill Cullen and Bob Barker versions of The Price Is Right, in reality he was not among the group of announcers requested to sub the CBS daytime format following the death of legendary Johnny Olson in 1985. A former nightclub singer and entertainer, he also emceed a number of game shows in the 1950s and 1960s eg Music Bingo, Fast Draw, and Beat The Odds. In 1996, Johnny was a sub-announcer for Charlie O'Donnell on Wheel of Fortune. is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Newport News is an independent city located in Virginia. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... Jeopardy! is a popular international television quiz game show, originally devised by Merv Griffin, who also created Wheel of Fortune. ... Sports Challenge was a sports-centered game show that aired on weekends on CBS and in syndication from 1970 to 1979. ... Camouflage was a 1961-1962 game show produced by Jerry Hammer Productions, directed by Gilbert Cates and with Don Morrow as host, and Johnny Gilbert as the announcer. ... Chain Reaction is an American game show, where one word leads to another. ... ... Blackout was an American game show that aired on CBS for 13 weeks, from January 4 to April 1, 1988. ... Card Sharks was an American television game show in which contestants guessed whether a playing card was higher or lower than the card that preceded it. ... Family Feud is a television game show 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. ... Pyramid is an American television game show where contestants tried to guess a series of words or phrases, based on descriptions that were given to them, in the shortest amount of time. ... The Magnificent Marble Machine was a American television game show that was based on pinball, and starred Art James. ... William Bill Lawrence Frances Cullen (February 18, 1920 – July 7, 1990), was an American radio and television personality. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Price Is Rights US 35th season logo. ... John Leonard Johnny Olson (May 22, 1910 – October 12, 1985) was an American radio personality and television announcer, most notable for announcing 32 game shows from Mark Goodson-Bill Todman productions, from the late 1950s through the mid 1980s. ... Fast Draw was the name of a game show hosted by now-Jeopardy! announcer Johnny Gilbert for syndication in 1968. ... Charlie ODonnell (born August 12, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a television announcer best known for his work on Wheel of Fortune. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Beginning from 1986 to 1989, Gilbert began his association with Lorimar-Telepictures, announcing on a few game shows such as The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime and Perfect Match. He was also the interim announcer on the long-running dating game show Love Connection, for the 1988-89 season with Chuck Woolery, before John Cervenka was selected as the permanent announcer the following season. Lorimar-Telepictures was a television syndication firm established in 1986 with the merger of Lorimar and Telepictures. ... The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime was a short-lived American game show which offered a $1 million grand prize to winning contestants. ... Perfect Match was an American game show where three happily married couples tried to answer their spouses questions to win money. ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... Love Connection was a popular American talk show television series/game show, where singles tried to find the best date and/or to have something in common with each other. ... Charles Herbert Chuck Woolery (born on March 16, 1941) is a popular game show host, best known for hosting the dating game show Love Connection, from its debut in 1983 to the conclusion of its first version in 1994. ... John Cervenka (born September 30, 1959 in Pasadena, California) is a American comedian and voice over actor, best known as the announcer on Love Connection. ...

From 1990 to 1994, and 2000, Gilbert was also the successful announcer of the revival of Supermarket Sweep, alongside David Ruprecht, for Lifetime Television. Although he didn't appear very often on camera with Ruprecht, he did at times know a great deal about the team purchases along with bonus items and specials contestants put into their carts during the show's run. David Ruprecht on the set of Supermarket Sweep at NBC Studios. ... David Ruprecht David Martin Ruprecht (born October 14, 1948 in St. ... Lifetime Television is an American television network devoted to movies, sitcoms and dramas, all of which are either geared towards women or feature women in lead roles. ...

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Johnny Gilbert is buried in the cemetery at Binalong near Bowning in southern New South Wales.
As young Gilbert started to feel in his waistcoat pocket, he deliberately dropped his reins, and whilst acting as if he was trying to pick them up, slowly edged his horse further into the scrub at the side of the road.
Gilbert who had a £1000 reward on his head for his part in the escort robbery, was now proclaimed an outlaw - but by then he had only one more year to live.
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Johnny Gilbert is a show business personality who has successfully bridged the transition from nightclub entertainer to television performer.
Gilbert began his career as a singer with a dance band in his native Newport News, Virginia, while he was still in high school.
Johnny has worked as an Announcer and Audience Host on "Dinah", "Sports Challenge", "The People's Choice Awards", "The Emmy Awards", "Dream House", "The $25,000 Pyramid", "The Million Dollar Chance of a Lifetime", "Love Connection" and "Circus of the Stars".
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