Veteran game show host Jack Narz dies - - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News


Veteran game show host Jack Narz dies

Longtime TV game show host Jack Narz has died.

His wife says Narz died yesterday in Los Angeles from complications of a stroke. He was 85.

Narz was an early casualty of the quiz show scandals of the 1950s. A show he was hosting, called "Dotto," was canceled. A contestant had gone to authorities after he found a notebook backstage that indicated that another contestant was given answers in advance.

He told reporters he knew of no irregularities on the show. The sponsor, Colgate, immediately cast him in another game show, and his career lasted several more decades.

The other shows he hosted included updated 1970s versions of older shows such as "Concentration" and "Beat the Clock." Narz also hosted "Video Village" and "I'll Bet."

He was the brother of veteran game show host Tom Kennedy.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly