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GAME SHOW SCHEDULED TO RETURN

(TV Guide) – The ’70s game show "Match Game" is coming back, with
Alec Baldwin picking up the long, skinny microphone originally held by
Gene Rayburn as host. According to the report, the new "Match Game"
will air for 10 episodes this summer on Sundays at 10/9c on ABC as part
of a game show block that will also include "Celebrity Family Feud"and
"
The $100,000 Pyramid."

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Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III had his
58th birthday on April 3rd.

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GAME SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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George Alexander "Alex" Trebek will be 76 in July. He is signed as 
host of Jeopardy! through 2018.

The TV game show Jeopardy! was created by Merv Griffin. The original daytime
version debuted on NBC and aired until January 3, 1975. A  weekly nighttime
syndicated edition aired from September 1974 to September 1975, and a revival,
The All-New Jeopardy!, ran on NBC from October 1978 to March 1979. A daily syndicated version premiered on September 10, 1984, and is still airing, making
it by far the program’s most successful incarnation.

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TV APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1964

 

  


Randolph Peter "Pete" Best (born Randolph Peter Scanland) is 74.

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VANNA WHITE IS 59 TODAY


Vanna White (born Vanna Marie Rosich in Conway, South Carolina)

Actress and television personality Vanna White is recognized as the
hostess and puzzle-board letter turner who began appearing on the
NBC/CBS TV series Wheel of Fortune in 1982. White is a crochet
and knitting enthusiast and has a line of yarns called "Vanna’s
Choice" through Lion Brand Yarns.

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Hostess Vanna White and Host Pat Sajak.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

 


Gene Rayburn (Born Eugene Jelyevich in Christopher, Illinois)  
(December 22, 1917 – November 29, 1999)

Radio and television personality Gene Rayburn is best known as the
host of various editions of the popular NBC/CBS television game show
Match Game (1962-1982). Before appearing in television, Rayburn
was a very successful actor and radio performer. He had a popular
morning drive time radio show on WNEW (now WBBR) in New York
City
. Gene Rayburn broke into television as the original program
announcer on Steve Allen‘s Tonight on NBC.   

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