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Encyclopedia > Ray Combs
Ray Combs
Born April 3, 1956
Hamilton, Ohio
Died June 2, 1996
Glendale, California

Raymond Neil Combs, Jr. (born April 3, 1956 — died June 2, 1996), was an American comedian and host of the game show Family Feud from 1988 to 1993.. Image File history File links Raycombs. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hamilton is a city in Butler County, Ohio, United States. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Nickname: The Jewel City Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke[[ laughter in general). ... “Quiz show” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Family Feud Broadcast History (United States), Family Feud rules and production, Family Feud around the world be merged into this article or section. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Hamilton, Ohio-born Combs ascended into the world of comedy after moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s and doing audience warmups for sitcoms. Johnny Carson noticed this and invited him to perform on The Tonight Show in 1986; the audience gave him a standing ovation his first time on stage, the first time in the show's history a comedian was given such an honor on his or her first appearance. He was soon given warm-up duties for the audience of the sitcom Amen. It was also during this time that Ray was a celebrity panelist on the John Davidson version of Hollywood Squares in 1987. His appearance was memorable for him leading the audience in singing a terrible rendition of the theme to The Brady Bunch. Hamilton is a city in Butler County, Ohio, United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... A situation comedy, usually referred to as a sitcom, is a genre of comedy programs which originated in radio. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show during the years that Johnny Carson hosted from 1962 to 1992. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to May 11, 1991 on NBC. The series stars Sherman Hemsley as Ernest Frye, a member of the deacon board at the fictional First Community Church of Philadelphia. ... John Davidson (born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1941) is an American actor, best known for hosting Thats Incredible!, Time Machine, and Hollywood Squares in the 1980s, and a revival of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1991 and 1992. ... The Hollywood Squares title screen The Hollywood Squares was an American television comedy and game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. ... The Brady Bunch was an American television situation comedy, based around a large blended family. ...


In 1988, game show producers Mark Goodson and Howard Felsher selected Combs to host a new version of Family Feud, which aired concurrently on CBS beginning in July and in syndication beginning in September. Audiences initially accepted Combs' performance on Family Feud despite the inevitable comparisons to longtime host Richard Dawson. Combs also made a couple of appearances for the World Wrestling Federation, appearing as a guest ring announcer at WrestleMania VIII where he amused the capacity crowd at Indianapolis' Hoosier Dome by lashing into the team of the Nasty Boys, The Mountie and Repo Man with various scathing insults before being ultimately chased out of the ring. He later served as a guest commentator alongside Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan at Survivor Series 1993. These two appearances were also met with various WWF celebrity editions of Family Feud. 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mark Goodson (January 14, 1915 – December 18, 1992) was an accomplished American television producer who specialized in game shows. ... Howard Felsher was a game show producer for many years. ... It has been suggested that Family Feud Broadcast History (United States), Family Feud rules and production, Family Feud around the world be merged into this article or section. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... 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. ... Richard Dawson, a panelist on Match Game, seen here in 1977 during the infamous School Riot episode. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WrestleMania VIII was the eighth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by the World Wrestling Federation. ... The RCA Dome is a domed stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana which is the home of the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... The Nasty Boys were a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags, active in the mid to late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. ... Jacques Rougeau (born June 13, 1960) is a French-Canadian professional wrestler from Saint-Sulpice, Quebec, best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s with the World Wrestling Federation under his own name, and as The Mountie. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Survivor Series 1993 was the seventh annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ...


By 1993, however, the show's ratings were declining. CBS canceled the daytime version that year, and the syndicated version was also in danger of cancellation. Jonathan Goodson, who became chairman of Mark Goodson Productions after his father's death a year earlier, then made the decision to replace Combs with Richard Dawson. During the taping of his final episode, instead of mingling with the winning family at the end of the show, Combs walked off the set. Prior to the conclusion of the show, Combs noted that his final contestant on the show would be the first to score zero points, and that was "a good way to go out," and made him "feel like a man."[1] Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Richard Dawson, a panelist on Match Game, seen here in 1977 during the infamous School Riot episode. ...


Ray Combs was severely injured in a 1994 car accident which nearly paralyzed him and went through financial problems after the closing of CaddyCombs, his Cincinnati, Ohio comedy club over a dispute with his business partner. He had also separated from his wife, Debbie, with whom he had six children. Several attempts to make it back into television—most notably as the host of the cable TV game show Family Challenge in 1995—all failed.[citation needed] 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Paralysis is the complete loss of muscle function for one or more muscle groups. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Family Challenge was a game show that aired on The Family Channel from October 2, 1995 to September 1, 1997, lasting for two seasons. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


A distraught and despondent Ray Combs was admitted to the psychiatric ward of the Glendale Adventist Medical Center. On June 2, 1996, he used bedsheets to hang himself in a closet. [2] Combs, who once earned $6 million a year as the host of Family Feud, died penniless at the age of 40. His family relied upon a $25,000 donation from Johnny Carson to pay for funeral expenses.[3]. Nickname: The Jewel City Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... June 2 is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ...


Ray Combs attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, but never graduated. Miami University (colloquially and incorrectly referred to as Miami of Ohio) is a selective coeducational American public university founded in 1809 in the university town of Oxford, Ohio. ... Oxford is located in southwestern Ohio in northwestern Butler County in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


Alsace Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio, was renamed "Ray Combs Blvd".


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Preceded by
Richard Dawson
Host of Family Feud
July 4, 1988–September 9, 1994
Succeeded by
Richard Dawson

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Ray Combs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (527 words)
Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Combs ascended into the world of comedy after moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s and doing audience warmups for sitcoms.
Combs' dismissal from Feud was one of many events that ultimately led to his suicide in 1996.
Combs checked into the psychiatric ward of a Glendale, California, hospital, and hanged himself in the closet with bedsheets on June 2, 1996—his wife's 40th birthday.
Ray Combs Memorial (1956-1996) - Kyle's "Family Feud" Dominion (893 words)
Ray Combs came from a large family on the poor side of town.
Ray Combs was an instant smash, and was one of the first people to ever get a standing ovation on their first try.
Ray was buried in the nearby cemertery without a tombstone.
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