Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson
1932 - 2012
Richard Dawson  American Actor

Richard Dawson dating history


Richard Dawson was previously married to Gretchen Johnson (1991 - 2012) and Diana Dors (1959 - 1966).


American Actor Richard Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on 20th November, 1932 in Gosport, Hampshire, England, UK and passed away on 2nd Jun 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 79. He is most remembered for Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Richard Dawson is a member of the following lists: Family Feud, American film actors and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 22 years, 5 months 14 years, 11 months 7 years, 5 months
Total2 22 years, 5 months 14 years, 11 months 7 years, 5 months


First Name Richard
Last Name Dawson
Full Name at Birth Colin Lionel Emm
Alternative Name Dickie, The Kissing Bandit, Kissyface
Birthday 20th November, 1932
Birthplace Gosport, Hampshire, England, UK
Died 2nd June, 2012
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Esophageal Cancer
Buried Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, Comedian, Game show host and panelist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud
Year(s) Active 1960–1995, 1954–1995
Official Websites,
Father Arthur Emm
Mother Josephine Emm

Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm; 20 November 1932 – 2 June 2012) was an English-American actor, comedian, game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk in Hogan's Heroes, as a regular panelist on Match Game (1973–1978) and as the original host of Family Feud (1976–1985 and 1994–1995).

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Richard Dawson79 ScorpioActor
Gretchen Johnson-Spouse
Diana Dors52 ScorpioActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Mark DavidMale4th February, 196064 years oldDiana Dors
GaryMale27th June, 196261 years oldDiana Dors
Shannon NicoleFemale13th August, 199033 years oldGretchen Johnson


The Running Man1987Damon KillianMovie
Mama's Family1983Richard DawsonTV Show
Angie1979Richard DawsonTV Show
How to Pick Up Girls!1978Chandler CoreyTV Movie
Fantasy Island1977Harry BeamusTV Show
The Love Boat1977Bert BuchananTV Show
Hong Kong Phooey1974TV Show
Treasure Island1973Long John Silver (voice)Movie
Keep an Eye on Denise1973TV Movie
ABC Comedy News1973Richard DawsonTV Show
The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie1972Sam Sniperley / Furniture ManTV Show
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home1972ClaudeTV Show
McMillan & Wife1971Roger StamblerTV Show
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1971Richard RichardsonTV Show
McCloud1970Ted CallenderTV Show
The Odd Couple1970Richard DawsonTV Show
Love, American Style1969Melvin Danger (segment "Love and the Private Eye") / Danny (segment "Love and the Hiccups") / Rick Jagmund (segment "Love and the Groupie")TV Show
The Devil's Brigade1968Pvt. Hugh MacDonaldMovie
Laugh-In1967Regular Performer / The Vicar / Hawkins the butler / ...TV Show
Munster, Go Home!1966JoeyMovie
Mr. Terrific1966MaxTV Show
Out of Sight1966Agent (uncredited)Movie
King Rat1965WeaverMovie
Hogan's Heroes1965Newkirk / Cpl. Peter Newkirk / Papa BearTV Show
Promises..... Promises!1963Movie
The Outer Limits1963Oliver FairTV Show
The Longest Day1962British Soldier (uncredited)Movie
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962Robert JohnsonTV Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show1961Tracy RattiganTV Show
The Jack Benny Program1950Audience Member sitting next to JackTV Show
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rn_tracy1_rnrn_tracy1_rnMay 15, 2013

Richard's first wife was very beautiful



DeenaFeb 15, 2011

This man is truly amazing! Running away from home at age 14, self educated (from what I can find), and becoming such a huge success personally and professionally. I wish he'd write his biography!

Joan V. MaxwellAug 12, 2009

How on earth can I email the wonderful Richard Dawson and thank him? I have searched everywhere and just nothing. Someone please help. Thank you,Joan Maxwell

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