Tom Kennedy TV Host

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James Edward Narz (born February 26, 1927), known professionally as Tom Kennedy, is an American television presenter best known for his work in game shows. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he is the younger brother of host Jack Narz who was brother-in-law of host Bill Cullen. Kennedy has hosted multiple game shows in his career, including You Don't Say!, Split Second and Name That Tune. Kennedy's biggest hit series were You Don't Say! (which aired on NBC from 1963–1969 and on ABC in 1975), Split Second (1972–1975), Name That Tune (1974–1981), and Password Plus, which he hosted from 1980–1982 following the illness (and later death) of original host Allen Ludden due to stomach cancer. His other hosting credits include The Big Game (1958), Doctor IQ (1958–1959), Break the Bank (1976), To Say the Least (1977–1978), Body Language (1984–1986), 50 Grand Slam (1976), Whew! (1979–1980), It's Your Bet (1971–1972), Wordplay (1986–1987), and a syndicated nighttime version of The Price Is Right (1985–1986). He also briefly hosted a talk show, The Real Tom Kennedy Show, in the early 1970s, and appeared as a panelist on To Tell the Truth.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 26th, 1927
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Louisville , Kentucky
pop. 602,011 (2011)

Family

Siblings
Spouse

Movie performances

1. Witness (1985)

Crime, Drama, Romance
played Ticket Seller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
,
William Kelley
14 Show list 5 Show list $12M

Witness is a 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. The screenplay by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, and Earl W. Wallace focuses on a detective protecting a young Amish boy who becomes a target after he witnesses a murder in Philadelphia. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. It was also nominated for seven BAFTA Awards, winning one for Maurice Jarre's score, and was also nominated for six Golden Globe Awards. William Kelley and Earl W. Wallace won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and the 1986 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay presented by the Mystery Writers of America.

Awards

1986 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay
1986 BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
1986 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay
1985 Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1985 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Top cast

John Book
Moses Hochleitner
McFee
Samuel
Schaeffer
Zenovich
Daniel Hochleitner
Rachel Lapp
Elaine
Detective #3
Custodian
Eli Lapp
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Witness
German, English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Body Language

Family, Game-Show
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
June 4th, 1984 January 3rd, 1986 1 English

2. About Faces

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
American Broadcasting Company
January 4th, 1960 June 30th, 1961 1
Ben Alexander
English

3. Split Second

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
American Broadcasting Company
March 20th, 1972 September, 1987 1 English

4. The Real Tom Kennedy Show

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
April, 1970 1

5. Break the Bank

Game-Show
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
Broadcast syndication
September 18th, 1976 September 11th, 1977 English

6. The Price Is Right

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
NBC
1972 20
Heather Kozar
Nikki Ziering
Chantel Dubay
English

7. Break the Bank

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
American Broadcasting Company
CBS
NBC
October 22nd, 1948 January 15th, 1957 1

8. Whew!

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
April 23rd, 1979 May 30th, 1980 English

9. Password Plus

Game-Show
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
January 8th, 1979 1982 2 English

10. 50 Grand Slam

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
NBC
1976 December 31st, 1976 English

11. Wordplay

Game-Show
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
December 29th, 1986 September 4th, 1987 1 English

12. To Say the Least

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
NBC
Heatter-Quigley Productions
October 3rd, 1977 April 21st, 1978 English

Regular TV appearances

1. Name That Tune

Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Host
CBS
NBC
1997-03-03
Harry Salter
December 20th, 1952 September, 1985 English

2. It's Your Bet

Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
NBC
September 29th, 1969 September, 1973 English

3. You Don't Say!

Game-Show
Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
KTLA
September 18th, 1978 March, 1979 1 English

4. The Big Game

Family, Game-Show
Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
Channel 5
June 13th, 1958 September 19th, 1958 6 English

5. Dr. I.Q.

Game-Show
Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Languages Regular cast
American Broadcasting Company
NBC
April 10th, 1939 March 23rd, 1959

Guest TV appearances

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Program genre

Sketch comedy
Comedy

External resources

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin and featured, at various times, Chelsea Brown, Johnny Brown, Ruth Buzzi, Judy Carne, Richard Dawson, Moosie Drier, Henry Gibson, Teresa Graves, Goldie Hawn, Arte Johnson, Larry Hovis, Sarah Kennedy, Jeremy Lloyd, Dave Madden, Pigmeat Markham, Gary Owens, Pamela Rodgers, Barbara Sharma, Jud Strunk, Alan Sues, Lily Tomlin and Jo Anne Worley.nLaugh-In originally aired as a one-time special on September 9, 1967 and was such a success that it was brought back as a series, replacing The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on Mondays at 8 pm.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E18 February 3rd, 1969

That Girl

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take a number of offbeat temp jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E08 November 6th, 1969

The Adventures of Boston Blackie

External resources

Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 October 6th, 1951
S01-E03 September 22nd, 1951

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

Program genre

Fantasy
Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir is an American situation comedy based on the 1947 film of the same name, which was based on the 1945 novel by R. A. Dick. It premiered in September 1968 on NBC. After NBC canceled the series, it aired on ABC for one season before being canceled a final time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E19 February 1st, 1969 George Hooper

Wikipedia

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