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Subject: Jim Perry dies at 82

Written By: whistledog on 11/22/15 at 9:28 pm

Game Show host Jim Perry passed away on November 20 at the age of 82.

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/11/21/game-show-host-jim-perry-dies-at-82

The American born MC is best known in his native country as host of 'Card Sharks' (1978-1981) and 'Sale of the Century' (1983-1989).  Having family in Canada, he held dual citizenship and was perhaps better known in Canada as host of the long running game shows 'Headline Hunters' (1972-1983) and 'Definition' (1974-1989) and was also the longest serving host (24 years) of 'The Miss Canada Pageant', which he hosted from 1967-1990

http://cdn5.thr.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/675x380/2015/11/jim_perry.jpg


Subject: Re: Jim Perry dies at 82

Written By: ChrisBodilyTM on 11/22/15 at 10:01 pm

:o Don't scare me like that. I thought Joe Perry had died.  :-\\ Let's hope he doesn't "walk that way" anytime soon.

The only one of these game shows I've heard of is Card Sharks. Still, RIP. :(

Subject: Re: Jim Perry dies at 82

Written By: nally on 11/22/15 at 11:11 pm

He was a great pitcher during the----oops, wrong Jim Perry! (That guy's still alive.) :D

Anyhoo, I remember watching him host Sale Of The Century for a while during the 80s. He was a great game show emcee. RIP Jim. :\'(

Subject: Re: Jim Perry dies at 82

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/22/15 at 11:40 pm

'Definition' (1974-1989)


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RIP, Jim.  But no thread mentioning that show would be complete without this track.

Subject: Re: Jim Perry dies at 82

Written By: Howard on 11/23/15 at 2:56 pm


Game Show host Jim Perry passed away on November 20 at the age of 82.

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/11/21/game-show-host-jim-perry-dies-at-82

The American born MC is best known in his native country as host of 'Card Sharks' (1978-1981) and 'Sale of the Century' (1983-1989).  Having family in Canada, he held dual citizenship and was perhaps better known in Canada as host of the long running game shows 'Headline Hunters' (1972-1983) and 'Definition' (1974-1989) and was also the longest serving host (24 years) of 'The Miss Canada Pageant', which he hosted from 1967-1990

http://cdn5.thr.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/675x380/2015/11/jim_perry.jpg


R.I.P. Jim Perry I always watched Card Sharks. :(

Subject: Re: Jim Perry dies at 82

Written By: nally on 11/23/15 at 3:02 pm


R.I.P. Jim Perry I always watched Card Sharks. :(

I was a fan of that show too... although I personally liked the version hosted by Bob Eubanks better.

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