Geoff Edwards Dead: Game Show Host Dies at 83

Celebrity News Mar. 6, 2014 AT 10:00AM
Geoff Edwards hosts "Shoot For The Stars" in 1977 Game show host Geoff Edwards died at the age of 83 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. on March 5. Credit: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Hollywood has lost another game show host legend. Geoff Edwards died Wednesday, March 5, at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., his agent confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.

Edwards' death, at the age of 83, was caused by complications from pneumonia.

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Edwards hosted 10 game shows throughout his career in the 1970s and '80s including Jackpot! and Treasure Hunt. "[He] helped change the look of game shows," his agent told the Los Angeles Times. "He had long hair, he never wore a tie, he had an unbuttoned shirt with a gold chain, jeans, and boots. In 1974, that was really dramatic." He was also famous for his catch phrase: "Right you are!"

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Earlier in his career, Edwards worked as an L.A. radio personality at KHJ, KMP, and KFI for several years. He also acted on TV shows including I Dream of Jeannie, Diff'rent Strokes, and Petticoat Junction.

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Edwards is survived by his wife, Michael Feffer, sons Todd and Chess, daughter Shawn, stepsons Justin Feffer and Jason Feffer, and nine grandchildren.

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