Monday, January 16, 2017

A happy celeb

I noted actor Dick Gautier's death in a faux tweet, but now that I think about it, he deserves much more attention on a game show blog.

As all of his obituaries remarked, Gautier was an enthusiastic game show player in the 1970s and 1980s. His IMDb page lists a bunch of credits on classics from Hollywood Squares to Match Game. But his biggest imprint was on Password, where he played virtually every version of the show. Just had a knack for word games, I guess.

Oldies diginet Buzzr pays quiet tribute to his impact on the genre by showing him on two different shows in their "LOL" promo, Tattletales and (you guessed it) Super Password. That's where I got the screenshot, as he yuks it up with Bert and Vicki. He was always a jolly sort on game shows, or at least he seemed to be enjoying himself. Maybe that's why showrunners wanted his services.

Dick Gautier more or less retired from show business in the early 1990s. He was never a star but didn't mind being a supporting actor (and game show player). R.I.P.


  1. He appeared on Celebrity Bucket Kickers yesterday, along with some "professional" wrestler.

  2. What game shows will Dick Gautier's corpse host?