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Bert Convy

Bert Convy

D.O.B.: June 23, 1933 (St. Louis, MO)

D.O.D.: July 15, 1991 (Los Angeles, CA)

Cause of Death: Brain Tumor

Location: Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills; Court of Liberty

Biographical Notes:

Bert Convy was a hard working student and a graduate of North Hollywood High School and UCLA. He had a career in baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies (with a .320 batting average) in the minor leagues as first baseman.

Convy's star ascended on Broadway in the 1960s, when he originated two memorable musical comedy roles: Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret. 

Convy developed into the perfect daytime game show host, headlining such quizzers of the 1970s and 1980s as Tattletales (which won him an Emmy), Super Password, The Third Degree and Win, Lose or Draw. 

He was a successful game show host and a sought after actor appearing on "Hawaii Five-O"," McMillan and Wife", "Charlie's Angels", "Fantasy Island" and "The Love Boat". He guest hosted the "Tonight Show" once, as well. 

With Burt Reynolds, Convy produced the game show "Win, Lose or Draw".

In 1989, the actor learned that he had a brain tumor, and in 1990 suffered a series of severe strokes. One year later, Bert Convy was dead at the age of 58

Appeared in:

"Win, Lose or Draw" (1987) TV 

"People Do The Craziest Things" (1984) TV

"Super Password" (1984) TV

"Tattletales" (1982) TV

"The Cannonball Run" (1981) Movie

"Match Game" (1973) TV

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