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Tom Kennedy: Host of ‘Name That Tune’ passes away


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

12th Oct, 2020. 02:26 pm
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Tom Kennedy

Renowned TV game show host Tom Kennedy has passed away at the age of 93.

Tom Kennedy’s daughter Courtney and nephew Ben confirmed the news to Fox news. The reason of his demise has not been revealed. 

The family reported that he died at his Oxnard home in California.

His close friend Steve Beverly confirmed his death on Facebook, writing: “Tom had not been well in recent months but remained in communication with his family and close friends… Later, after I have time to clearly process this, I will offer my own remembrances of a relationship that evolved from his being my childhood icon to a genuine friendship I will always cherish.”

 Tom Kennedy gained immense popularity from his game show “You Don’t Say!” and “Name That Tune.”

He was born on Feb 26, 1927 in Louisville. He moved to Los Angeles in 1947 to start a broadcast career. He started hosting game shows after 10 years in radio. He hosted numerous renowned game shows for around three decades. His game shows including “You Don’t Say!” on NBC from 1963 to 1969, “Split Second” from 1972 to 1975, “Name That Tune” from 1974 to 1981 and “Password Plus” from 1980 to 1982. His other hosting credits include “The Big Game,” “Dr. I.Q.,” “It’s Your Bet,” “Break the Bank,” “50 Grand Slam,” “To Say the Least,” “Whew!” and “Body Language.”

On the other hand, he also hosted a nighttime, syndicated edition of “The Price Is Right” from 1985 to 1986. He had his own talk show “The Real Tom Kennedy Show.”