Famous Immigrant of the Week - Richard Dawson

Last weekend, we learned that actor and beloved game show host, Richard Dawson, had died of cancer.  He was 79 years old.  I also learned that Dawson was born in England and earned his US citizenship in 1984. 

Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm on November 20, 1932, in Gosport, Hampshire, England, to an American father and English mother.  When he was 14, he ran away from home and joined the Merchant Marines.  After his discharge, he pursued a comedy career.

He gained fame on the US television show, Hogan's Heroes, but he's best known for hosting the very popular game show, Family Feud (see video clip below.)  It's been said that Dawson kissed over 20,000 women while hosting the Feud!  You can read more about Dawson on his Wikipedia page here.

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