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TOM KENNEDY, ‘NAME THAT TUNE’ HOST, PASSES AWAY AT AGE 93

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TV game show host Tom Kennedy has passed away at his Oxnard, California home at the age of 93. The cause of death was not initially released.

Kennedy was known best as the host of “Name That Tune” and “You Don’t Say!”

Kennedy moved to Los Angeles from Louisville, Kentucky to pursue a career in broadcasting, and after working in radio, he began hosting game shows in the 1950s.

In order to avoid confusion with his brother, also a host, he changed his name to Tom Kennedy.

Aside from “Name That Tune” (1974-1981) and “You Don’t Say!” (1963-1969), the television personality was known for hosting “Split Second” (1972-1975) and “Password Plus” (1980-1982).”

Additionally, he hosted a syndicated nighttime edition of “The Price is Right” in the ’80s and briefly had his own talk show.

Kennedy would retire and earn the Game Show Congress’ Bill Cullen award for lifetime achievement, the outlet reports.

The star also had an acting career with a handful of film, television and stage credits to his name.


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