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Tom Kennedy (1927–2020), legendary TV game show host

by Kirk Fox

Tom Kennedy was a legendary TV game show host known for ‘Name That Tune’ and ‘Split Second.’ 

  • Died: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (Who else died on October 7?)  
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 93, according to a Facebook post by his friend Steve Beverly.  
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Game Show Legend

Tom Kennedy was a familiar face on television game shows during the genre’s heyday. He was the host of numerous TV game shows over a long career, including the popular ‘Name That Tune’ along with ‘Split Second’ and ‘Break the Bank.’ His first TV game show hosting job was on ‘Dr. I.Q.’ in 1958. Kennedy also had minor acting roles appearing on TV series ‘That Girl’ and ‘Hardcastle and McCormick.’

Full Obituary: Los Angeles Times


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