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Johnny Olson
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Name John Leonard Olson
Born May 22, 1910
Place Windom, Minnesota
Died October 12, 1985 (aged 75)
Place Santa Monica, California
Cause of Death Cerebral hemorrhage
Occupation Announcer

Johnny Olson (born John Leonard Olson in Windom, MN, May 22, 1910; died October 12, 1985) was an American radio and television announcer. He was the announcer for over 32 Goodson-Todman game shows, but most notably, The Price is Right from its premiere in 1972 until 1985 (when he was replaced by Rod Roddy). Before his career as a game show announcer, he was the host on the DuMont Television Network. His first announcing job was on the original 1958 version of Name That Tune. Olson passed away from a brain hemorrhage on at the age of 75 on October 12, 1985.

Goodson-Todman Shows Announced[]

What's My Line?
The Match Game
Get the Message
Snap Judgment
It Had to Be You (1966 Pilot)
He Said, She Said
It's Predictable (1970 Pilot)
I've Got a Secret (1972-1973, 1976)
Concentration (Narz)
Family Feud (1975 Pilot only)
What's My Line? at 25 (1975 Special)
The Price is Right (1972-1985)
Match Game
Double Dare (Trebek)
Card Sharks (1978 Pilot only)
Mindreaders
Tattletales
Now You See It (Narz)
That's My Line
Body Language (1983 Pilot; 1984-1985)
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments (1984 Special)
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments #2 (1985 Special)

Goodson-Todman Shows he Sub[]

Play Your Hunch
Password Plus
Blockbusters
The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour

Commemorative Speech[]

"Since taping this program, we've lost our good friend, Johnny Olson. You'll continue to see and here Johnny on the many programs he's already taped. He was dearly loved by all of us and he'll be sorely missed." - Bob Barker (1985)

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Memorial[]

Tombstone[]

Links[]

Johnny Olson Remembered at the end of TPIR
Bob Barker Announces the Death of Johnny Olson