Richard Dawson

dawson1November 20, 1932 ā€“ June 2, 2012

Richard Dawson (born Colin Emm in England) was a television personality best known for his role in Hogan’s Heroes opposite Bob Crane, and as the host of the game show Family Feud from 1976 to 1985. Dawson appeared on a number of other TV shows including guest spots on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Odd Couple and made regular appearances on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. He was a panelist on the 1970’s version of the Match Game, which led to his being brought on to host Family Feud. He parodied his role as game show host in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie The Running Man. Dawson became a U.S. citizen in 1984. He spent the last 20 years of his life in retirement and died of esophageal cancer at the age of 79.


Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

Section D; On the western side of the large middle lawn section, between two trees, just 2 spaces to the west and 1 row north of Roy Orbison.



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