Richard Dawson

English-born American actor, comedian, game show host and panelist (1932-2012)

Richard Dawson (20 November 1932 – 2 June 2012) was an English-American actor and television presenter.[1]

Dawson in Hogan's Heroes, 1963

Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm in Gosport, Hampshire[1] to an American father and English mother. Dawson married Diana Dors in 1959; they lived in California.[1] The couple had two sons, entertainment manager Mark (born 1960) and Gary (born 1962). She left him and in 1967 the couple divorced.[1] His second marriage lasted from 1991 until his death from esopheageal cancer[1] in Los Angeles, California.

Dawson played a prisoner of war in Hogan's Heroes and hosted Family Feud.[1]

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