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Tom Kennedy (television host)
Tom Kennedy
Tom Kennedy game show host
Tom Kennedy in the 1960s
Born
James Edward Narz[1]

February 26, 1927
DiedOctober 7, 2020 (aged 93)
OccupationGame show host
Years active1958–1989; 2003
Notable credit(s)
You Don't Say! (1963–69, 1975)
Name That Tune (1974–1981)
Whew! (1979–1980)
Password Plus (1980–1982)
Body Language (1984–1986)
The Price Is Right (1985–1986, nighttime)
Wordplay (1986–1987)
Spouse(s)Betty Gevedon (1952–2011; her death)
Children4
RelativesJack Narz (brother)
James Edward Narz (February 26, 1927 - October 7, 2020), known professionally as Tom Kennedy, is an American television host best known for his work in game shows. Game shows Kennedy has hosted include Split Second, Name That Tune, and You Don't Say!
Contents
1 Early years
2 Radio
3 Shows
4 Retirement
5 Awards
6 See also
7 References
8 External links
Early years
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Kennedy was the son of John Lawrence Narz Sr., and the younger brother of host Jack Narz, whose son, David, related about his uncle's name change that the brothers wanted to avoid the perceived conflict of having two announcers with the same last name promoting competing products. "After a lunch meeting with his agent," he said, "... he emerged as Tom Kennedy."
Kennedy attended the University of Missouri and the University of Kentucky.
Radio
While attending the University of Missouri, Kennedy worked at KFRU in Columbia, Missouri. While in Lexington, Kentucky, he worked at WKLX. After moving to Los Angeles, he worked for five years at KPOL and had a part-time job at KGIL.
Shows
Kennedy's biggest hit series were You Don't Say! which aired on NBC from 1963 to 1969, and on ABC in 1975; Split Second (1972–75); Name That Tune (1974–81); and Password Plus, which he hosted from 1980 to 1982 following the illness (and later death) of original host Allen Ludden.
His other hosting credits include The Big Game (1958), Dr. I.Q. (1958–59), It's Your Bet (1971–72), Break the Bank (1976), 50 Grand Slam (1976), To Say the Least (1977–78), Whew! (1979–80), Body Language (1984–86), a syndicated nighttime version of The Price Is Right (1985–86) and Wordplay (1986–87). He briefly hosted a talk show, The Real Tom Kennedy Show, in the early 1970s, and appeared as a guest panelist on To Tell the Truth, Hollywood Squares, Liar's Club and other game shows.
As an actor, he made guest appearances on such shows as The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Cannon, Hardcastle and McCormick and Cybill.
Retirement
Kennedy retired in 1989 after several game show pilots produced by his production company failed to sell. In 2003, he appeared on Hollywood Squares during "Game Show Week Part 2".
Kennedy passed away on October 7, 2020 at age 93.
Awards
In 2005, he and his brother, Jack Narz, were co-recipients of the Game Show Congress' Bill Cullen Award for Lifetime Achievement. (Cullen was a brother-in-law to Narz and Kennedy.)
See also
List of people from the Louisville metropolitan area
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