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Bert Convy

Biography

Well-known game display host, Television, and Broadway actor who received an Emmy in 1977 for his are a bunch of Tattletales. He was authorized to the Philadelphia Phillies when he was 17 and performed 2 yrs of minor little league football. He hosted displays such as for example Super Security password and Get, Lose or Pull. He wedded Anne Anderson in 1959 as well as the couple experienced three children called Jennifer, Joshua and Jonah. He created Get, Lose or Pull with Burt Reynolds.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bert Convy
Date Of Birth July 23, 1933
Died July 15, 1991, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth St. Louis, MO
Height 1.85 m
Profession Game Show Host
Education University of California, Los Angeles, North Hollywood High School
Nationality American
Spouse Catherine Hills, Anne Anderson
Children Jennifer Convy, Jonah Convy, Joshua Convy
Parents Monica Whalen, Bert Fleming Convy
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, Grammy Hall of Fame
Music Groups The Cheers
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor In A Daytime Drama Special
Movies The Cannonball Run, Semi-Tough, Hero at Large, A Bucket of Blood, Susan Slade, Weekend Warriors, The Man in the Santa Claus Suit, SST: Death Flight, Gunman's Walk, Help Wanted: Male, Jennifer, Hanging by a Thread, Racquet, Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls, The Girl on the Late, Late Show, Love Thy Neighbor, Give Her the Moon, The Love Boat II, Death Takes a Holiday, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Project Phoenix, Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery, Ebony, Ivory and Jade, Oh! Baby, Baby, Baby...
TV Shows Win, Lose or Draw, 3rd Degree, Super Password, Password Plus and Super Password, Love of Life, The Snoop Sisters, Tattletales, It's Not Easy, People Do The Craziest Things, The Late Summer Early Fall Bert Convy Show
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1The November 17, 1971, issue of Variety, in the Hollywood Production Pulse section, lists the movie The Poppies of Hell, director Patrice Rhomm, starring Bert Convy. Filming began Sep 22, 1971, in Yugoslavia, suspended Oct 6, 1971. Filming was to resume in March 1972. No evidence the film was ever completed.
2Identified in the book "Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live" as one of several celebrities who asked to host "Saturday Night Live" but was rejected by the SNL producers.
3Went to college with Comedian Carol Burnett at UCLA.
4Was Good friends with comedian Vicki Lawrence.
5Had three children after marrying his first wife, Anne Anderson, in 1959: Jennifer Convy (1960), Joshua Convy (1965) and Jonah Convy (1968).
6In April 1990, Convy was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after collapsing while visiting his mother. It was there that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and was given a short time to live, resulting in the relinquishing his role of host in a planned Match Game (1990) series. After seeking many treatments from several hospitals, Convy died from the tumor on July 15, 1991, eight days shy of his 58th birthday. He is buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.
7His father was in the shoe business. His parents split up when he was seven and his mother moved them to the San Fernando Valley where he attended North Hollywood High and was deemed "class clown".
8Spent a couple of years shuttling between college and Philadelphia Phillies farm clubs in outposts like Klamath Falls, Oreg. and Miami, Okla. In 1952 he managed to get on stage at UCLA in a non-speaking role as a butler in Molière's "The Imaginary Invalid".
9Bert and Anne had separated in 1987, but were going through a long, difficult divorce. In the meantime, Bert, who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, had met another woman named Catherine Hills, who was 25 years old. After suffering a series of severe strokes in 1990, Bert reportedly asked his first wife to give him a divorce so he could die married to Catherine. Anne agreed to it. Bert and Catherine were married in February of 1991 and Bert died five months later.
10Bert's funeral took place on July 18, 1991, at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. Among the celebrity attendees were Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Sally Struthers, Dom DeLuise and Tom Poston.
11In 1968 Convy was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. When police waded into the crowd outside his hotel beating them with billy clubs and truncheons, many of the demonstrators ran into the hotel to escape the beatings, and several found their way to Convy's room. Police burst into his room, beat the demonstrators bloody, arrested them and hauled them off to jail (whre many were beaten yet again). Convy, horrified at the unprovoked and vicious assaults and enraged at the police's kicking in his hotel room door, showed up at the jail, passed himself off as the demonstrators' lawyer and demanded that they be released immediately. He caused such a ruckus that just to get rid of him, the police turned over 17 of the demonstrators to him before they could be charged with anything.
12Two Broadway musicals he appeared in ("Fiddler on the Roof" and "Cabaret") were later recreated for cinema. In both instances, the characters he played were changed to non-singing parts.
131967: He was seriously considered for the role of Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows (1966), but lost out to Jonathan Frid.
14Attended the film program at UCLA.
15Was slated as host of the new Match Game (1990) on ABC, but he became too ill and was replaced by Ross Shafer.
16Was part of the 1950s pop group, The Cheers, along with Sue Allen and Gil Garfield. The trio had hit #6 with "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots" in 1955.
17Convy played first base for a Philadelphia Phillies farm team before entering show business.
18Interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California, USA, Court of Liberty, left of sidewalk.
19Father of three children, including Jennifer Convy and Jonah Convy.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1990TV SeriesBert Convy
The Love Boat1978-1987TV SeriesTed Myler / Bert Convy / Josh Atkins / ...
Hotel1984-1986TV SeriesHarley Magnuson / Kurt
Murder, She Wrote1984-1986TV SeriesChristopher Bundy / Peter Brill
Love Thy Neighbor1984TV MovieMike Wilson
Fantasy Island1978-1984TV SeriesMitchell Robinson / Hal Garnett / Dr. John Carlson / ...
It's Not Easy1983TV SeriesNeil Townsend
Help Wanted: Male1982TV MovieSkip McCullough
Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls1981TV MovieTony Polar
The Cannonball Run1981Brad
Hero at Large1980Walter Reeves
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit1979TV MovieGil Travis
Charlie's Angels1979TV SeriesPaul Hollister
Ebony, Ivory and Jade1979TV MovieMick Jade
Racquet1979Tommy Everett
Hanging by a Thread1979TV MovieAlan Durant
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders1979TV MovieLyman Spencer
Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery1978TV MovieBill Dent
Jennifer1978Jeff Reed
Semi-Tough1977Friedrich Bismark
SST: Death Flight1977TV MovieTim Vernon
The Love Boat II1977TV MovieRalph Manning
The Late Summer Early Fall Bert Convy Show1976TV Series
Good Heavens1976TV SeriesChris Livingston
Medical Story1975TV SeriesHal Barringer
Matt Helm1975TV SeriesPeters
Karen1975TV SeriesSteve Hunter
Hawaii Five-O1973-1975TV SeriesHubbard / Thomas Brown
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak1974TV SeriesRick Stoner
McMillan & Wife1974TV SeriesDerek Quigley
Shakespeare Loves Rembrandt1974TV Movie
The Girl on the Late, Late Show1974TV MovieF.J. Allen
Police Story1974TV SeriesCrowley
The Snoop Sisters1973-1974TV SeriesLt. Steve Ostrowski / Lt. Ostrowski
Love, American Style1971-1973TV SeriesSteffi's Father / Adult Ernie (segment "Love and the Unsteady Steady") / Leonard Stilp (segment "Love and the Cryptic Gift") / ...
The Delphi Bureau1973TV SeriesGeorge Danvers
Lady Luck1973TV MovieClay
The Partridge Family1971-1973TV SeriesRichard Lawrence / Dr. Whelander
Search1973TV SeriesRoger Allan
Mary Tyler Moore1972TV SeriesJack Foster
Banacek1972TV SeriesDouglas Ruderman
Keep the Faith1972TV MovieRabbi Miller
Mission: Impossible1972TV SeriesDoug Stafford
Death Takes a Holiday1971TV MovieJohn Cummings
Nanny and the Professor1971TV SeriesProf. Roger Samuelson
Night Gallery1971TV SeriesHarvey Doane (segment "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar")
The Most Deadly Game1971TV SeriesTom Motley
The Silent Force1970TV Series
Bewitched1970TV SeriesPaul Revere
The Interns1970TV SeriesDave Carmichael
Give Her the Moon1970Broderick MacPower
Hawk1966TV SeriesLen Vardis
Preview Tonight1966TV Series
East Side/West Side1964TV SeriesMichael Forrester
The Defenders1964TV SeriesCaptain Prentiss
Act One1963Archie Leach
The New Phil Silvers Show1963TV SeriesRoxy
The Untouchables1962TV SeriesEddie Paris
Susan Slade1961Wells Corbett
77 Sunset Strip1958-1961TV SeriesDavid Todd / Kemal / Blake Catto
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1961TV SeriesBen Hollister
Hawaiian Eye1961TV SeriesDavid Stone
Harrigan and Son1961TV SeriesBuddy Wilson
My Sister Eileen1960TV SeriesRandy Connerly
Perry Mason1960TV SeriesHarry Thompson
One Step Beyond1960TV SeriesProf. Andersson
A Bucket of Blood1959Lou Raby (as Burt Convy)
Alcoa Theatre1959TV SeriesGlen Lawrence
The Silent Service1958TV SeriesDriving Officer
Gunman's Walk1958Paul Chouard (uncredited)
Those Whiting Girls1957TV SeriesTrio member
Men of Annapolis1957TV SeriesBaxter
Love of Life1951TV SeriesGlenn Hamilton (1963)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway2007Documentary performer: "Sunrise, Sunset"
Super Password1985-1986TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1977TV Series performer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
3rd Degree!1989TV Series producer - 1 episode
Win, Lose or Draw1987TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Weekend Warriors1986executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Weekend Warriors1986

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Match Game1990TV SeriesHimself - Host
Donahue1989TV SeriesHimself
3rd Degree!1989TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Super Password1984-1989TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney World 4th of July Spectacular1988TV SpecialHimself
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC1988TV SpecialHimself
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1988TV SeriesHimself
99th Tournament of Roses Parade1988TV MovieHimself
Win, Lose or Draw1987TV SeriesHimself - Host
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHimself
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz1985TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1985TV SpecialHimself - Host
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
The Love Boat Fall Preview Special1984TV MovieHimself
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments1984TV SpecialHimself
People Do the Craziest Things1984TV SeriesHimself - Host
Tattletales1982TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Price Is Right1975-1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Password Plus1979-1982TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1974-1982TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host
The Bert Convy Special: There's a Meeting Here Tonight1981TV MovieHimself - Host
Saturday Night Live1980TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHimself
Happy Birthday, Bob1978TV SpecialHimself
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentaryCo-host - part VI
Tattletales1974-1977TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1977TV SeriesHimself - TV Game Host / Himself - TV Game Show Host / Himself - Game Show Host
Donny and Marie1977TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Match Game PM1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Match Game 731973-1975TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Merv Griffin Show1965-1974TV SeriesHimself
Password All-Stars1972TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
What's My Line?1968-1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist / Himself - Panelist
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHimself
The Match Game1968-1969TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
Snap Judgment1968TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl2012TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments2002TV SpecialHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation ShowTattletales (1974)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowWin, Lose or Draw (1987)· Burt Reynolds (executive producer)
· Richard S. Kline (producer)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowWin, Lose or Draw (1987)· Burt Reynolds (executive producer)
· Richard S. Kline (producer)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowWin, Lose or Draw (1987)· Burt Reynolds (executive producer)
· Richard S. Kline (producer)
1975Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SpecialThe ABC Afternoon Playbreak (1972)


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1The [UCLA] dean told the 500 of us, 'if you are very, very lucky, one of you will make his living in this business . . . one!' I remember walking out, feeling sorry for the other 499.


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