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Dennis James
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James on syndicated version of The Price Is Right
Born
Demie James Sposa

(1917-08-24)August 24, 1917
Died June 3, 1997(1997-06-03) (aged 79)
Resting place Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Occupation Actor
Television personality
Game show host
Announcer
Years active 1937–1997
Spouse(s) Micki Crawford
Children 3

Dennis James (born Demie James Sposa, August 24, 1917 – June 3, 1997) was an American television personality, philanthropist, and commercial spokesman. Up until 1976, he had appeared on TV more times and for a longer period than any other television star. Alternately referred to as "The Dean of Game Show Hosts" and the "Godfather of Gameshows", he is credited as the host of television's first network game show, the DuMont Network's Cash and Carry (1946).

James was also the first person to host a telethon (raising over $700,000,000 for United Cerebral Palsy throughout his career), the first to appear in a television commercial, first to emcee a variety show, and first to appear on video tape; over 25 "firsts" in all.

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