Richard Dawson was a famous English-American actor, comedian, and game-show host and panelist who was best known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk in Hogan’s Heroes, as a regular panelist on Match Game, and as the original and third host of Family Feud.

Richard Dawson was born on November 20, 1932, in Gosport, in the United Kingdom to Arthur Emm and Josephine Emm. He has a younger brother called John Leslie Emm.

Richard Dawson began his career in England as a stand-up comedian known as Dickie Dawson. His first television appearance occurred on 21 June 1954, when he was 21, and was featured on the Benny Hill Showcase, an early BBC Television program focused on “introducing artists and acts new to television.

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What happened to Richard Dawson?

Richard Dawson died nine years ago today from esophageal cancer at 79. Tragically, Dawson got diagnosed just three weeks before his death, according to his son.