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November 21, 2015 1:28 am  #1

Jim Perry, game show 'king', dies at 82

[Via CTV]
Broadcaster Jim Perry, known for hosting several Canadian and American gamesshows and the Miss Canada Pageant for more than two decades, died on Friday. He was 82.

Born in New Jersey in on November 9, 1933, Perry started out as a singer before becoming the host of CTV’s "Definition," a Hangman-style game show. He hosted the show for 15 years until it ended in 1989. From 1972 to 1983, he also hosted “Headline Hunters,” a CTV show that quizzed contestants on news by offering clues in the form of headlines.

Perry may be best known as the host of the Miss Canada Pageant, a role he held from 1967 to 1990. A talented vocalist, he was known for serenading the winning contestant to the tune “The Fairest Girl in Canada” after the crowning.

He also hosted several American game shows, including “Card Sharks” and “$ale of the Century.”
According to a friend, Perry died at his home in Eagle Point, Oregon after a long battle with cancer.


Madness takes its toll.  Please have exact change.

November 21, 2015 11:57 pm  #2

Re: Jim Perry, game show 'king', dies at 82

The Hollywood Reporter's story notes that Perry was a weekend overnight jock at legendary Top 40 outlet WABC New York from 1969-1972. Never knew he did radio as well, especially at such a famous station. 


November 22, 2015 4:25 pm  #3

Re: Jim Perry, game show 'king', dies at 82

As a kid, I remember Jim Perry hosting the CFTO game show "Eye Bet"...  it used to air before the "Flintstones"...  great way to pass the lunch hour as a kid....