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Here's Who Originally Hosted The Price Is Right
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Bob Barker and Drew Carey are the names that come to mind when talking about beloved game show "The Price is Right." The graceful and warm Barker hosted the show for 35 years and Carey has taken his place as the current host, some viewers may not be familiar with the original host, who began his run in 1956.
"The Price is Right" got its start with TV personality Bill Cullen as the original host. Cullen came into the limelight when his buttery-smooth voice got him noticed by many up-and-coming shows, including a radio game show called "Winner Takes All." In 1946, Cullen became the new host for the radio show, replacing Ward Wilson.
Like Bob Barker and Drew Carey, Cullen loved hosting game shows and interacting with the contestants. He knew just what to say to get a laugh out of his audience, and during his career, he hosted around 35 different game shows. The game show host veteran passed away at 70, leaving behind a legacy of making audiences smile.