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A Mark Goodson Production

Published: 12/18/2012
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Mark Goodson (AP Photo)

If you're even a casual fan of television game shows, you've probably heard the words "A Mark Goodson Television Production" before.



TV viewers heard some variation of those words for more than half a century – and that's because Mark Goodson was behind an amazing array of game shows. Beginning in 1946 with his partner, Bill Todman, and then on his own after Todman's 1982 death, Goodson produced some of the longest-running and best-loved TV contests of skill, smarts and speed. Here are just a few of his classic creations…

Family Feud






What's My Line?












To Tell the Truth






The Price is Right






Twenty years after Mark Goodson's death at age 77, contestants are still coming on down on his most enduring show… and we still love watching all of them.

Written by Linnea Crowther



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