Obituary of Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson (born on November 20th, 1932) was a TV-Actor who was best known for his role as a British non-commissioned officer, Corporal Peter Newkirk, situation the 1960's comedy Hogan's Heroes, and as the original host of the Family Feud game show from 1976–1985. Richard died on June 3, 2012 and his death was because of complications of esophageal cancer.

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Richard Dawson Biography Wiki:

    • Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Dawson, Richard
    • Common Name: Richard Dawson
    • Birth Name: Colin Lionel Emm
    • Gender: Male
    • Birthplace: Gosport, England
    • Birth Date: November 20, 1932
    • Age: 79 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Dickie, The Kissing Bandit, Kissyface, Colin Lionel Emm, Dick Dawson
    • Category/Genre: TV-Actor

    • Nationality: English
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Diana Dors (ex wife, married 1959-divorced 1966)
      • Gretchen Johnson (married 1991-2012, his death)
    • Father:
    • Mother:
    • Siblings:
    • Children:
      • Shannon Nicole Dawson (daughter, born 1990)
      • Mark Dawson (son, born 1960)
      • Gary Dawson (son, born 1962)

Death Notice:

  • Date: June 03, 2012
  • Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of Death: Complications from Esophageal Cancer
  • Interment: Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles

Richard's Notable Roles:

  • Hogan's Heroes

Quotable Quotes:

"One should strive to understand what underlies sufferings and diseases - and aim for health and well-being while gaining in the path."

"I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four."

Is he dead or alive? According to our unconfirmed records, Mr. Dawson has passed away.

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Wikipedia.org: Richard Dawson
IMDB.com: Richard Dawson

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Last Updated: 2020-07-23 10:24:08
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