Richard Dawson
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"Richard Dawson" was an England/English-United States/American actor and comedian, and a game show host and panelist in the United States.

Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, being the original host of the Family Feud game show from 1976 to 1985 and from 1994 to 1995, and a regular panelist on the 1970s version of Match Game on CBS from 1973 to 1978. After a successful career in British television and cinema, Dawson moved to Los Angeles. In 1984, he became an American citizen while retaining his British Citizenship.

In 2012, Dawson died of complications from esophageal cancer. He is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery/Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

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About 30 million people see me every week - I'm a happy man.

I've had the most incredible luck in my career. I've done lots and lots of jobs, and I've never, ever had a job like Family Feud. I've never dreamed I would ever have a job where so many people could touch me and I could touch them. And it was a great magic about this show that I've never seen on any other show.

ABC has told me that a sponsor has complained about my making anti-Nixon jokes. I would just like to say that I believe Mr. Nixon did his best to destroy this country.

Jack's a real good guy and he runs me clean and I run him clean. There was a lot of lapped traffic out there tonight. It seemed to always be in the way. But that's a part of racing. They pay their money just as much as everybody else.

I'm a hustler. I'm a smartass, but I love people.

There were people I know that got upset that I kiss people. I kiss them for luck and love, that's all. That's what my mother did to me.

[The few they do have] are not malicious ... Usually, by the time we get a car there, the person has returned to pay. They just forgot to do it in the first place.