Bud Collyer

Biography: From a show business family, Bud decided to pursue his
father's field, law, and attended Fordham University.
However, with radio becoming such a lucrative profession, he decided to become a radio actor and by the 1930's, was performing on every network. His most famous role was that of the voice of Superman in the 1940's. He decided to become a game show host, and became one of the pioneers of game shows when he hosted "Break the Bank" and "Winner Take All". Among the few hosts to make the transition to television, he became host of "Beat the Clock" in the 1950's. In 1956, he would achieve his greatest success when he became host of "To Tell the Truth." As a superintendent of a Sunday School, it was more than appropriate for him to host the show, and he would say at the end of each game "Thank you for being here and brightening our show. Goodbye, and God bless you." To Tell The Truth became a hit game show and stayed on CBS for many years, especially the
From a show business family, Bud decided to pursue his
father's field, law, and attended Fordham University.
However, with radio becoming such a lucrative profession,
he decided to become a radio actor and by the 1930's,
was performing on every network. His most famous role
was that of the voice of Superman in the 1940's. He decided
to become a game show host, and became one of the pioneers
of game shows when he hosted "Break the Bank" and "Winner
Take All". Among the few hosts to make the transition
to television, he became host of "Beat the Clock" in the
1950's. In 1956, he would achieve his greatest success
when he became host of "To Tell the Truth." As a
superintendent of a Sunday School, it was more than
appropriate for him to host the show, and he would say
at the end of each game "Thank you for being here and brightening our show. Goodbye, and God bless you."
To Tell The Truth became a hit game show and stayed on
CBS for many years, especially the 1960's when even a
afternoon version was added that lasted until 1968.
The beginning of the end for Bud came in about June
of 1967 when he suffered a heart attack. Having had
rheumatic fever as a young man, this was very serious
and he had problems ever since. He entered the hospital
in August of 1969 and continued to deteriorate. On
September 8th, he died from heart failure caused by a
circulatory obstruction at the age of 61.
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tbd The New Adventures of Superman: Season 1 Sep 10, 1966 Clark Kent / Superman tbd
tbd The New Adventures of Superman: Season 2 Sep 10, 1966 Clark Kent / Superman tbd
tbd The New Adventures of Superman: Season 3 Sep 10, 1966 Clark Kent / Superman tbd