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Colin Lionel Emm
Gosport, Hampshire, England
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Actor; comedian; game-show host
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Richard Dawson Fast Facts:
Ran away from his childhood home and served in the Merchant Marines for three years as a teenager, earning money as an amateur boxer while enlisted.
Rose to prominence in the United States playing the role of British Corporal Peter Newkirk on the hit TV series
(from 1965 to '71).
As the host of the first incarnation of the popular game show
(1976-85), his penchant for kissing all the female contestants earned him the nickname "The Kissing Bandit."
Met his second wife, Gretchen, when her family appeared on
Won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work on the 1987 sci-fi film
The Running Man
, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Richard Dawson Relationships:
Mark Dawson - Son
Diana Dors - Ex-wife
Arthur Emm - Father
Shannon - Daughter
Gretchen Johnson - Wife
Josephine Emm - Mother
John Emm - Brother
Gary Dawson - Son
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