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Beat the Clock

Post by Kitty » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:26 am

If a couple had a daughter, Bud Collyer would give them a doll to take home with them. This doll was called the Roxanne Doll. This doll was named after the model on the show. I'd love to have one of these!! ♥️♥️♥️
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Re: Beat the Clock

Post by donnie » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:47 pm

How about that? :) I really like Bud Collyer—he was a very fine person in real life, aside from being a good emcee. Unfortunately he died fairly young, of heart problems, I believe.

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Re: Beat the Clock

Post by Kitty » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:46 pm

donnie wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:47 pm
How about that? :) I really like Bud Collyer—he was a very fine person in real life, aside from being a good emcee. Unfortunately he died fairly young, of heart problems, I believe.
I wondered about how he was.... He definitely seems like a very caring person. He seemed to genuinely care that a couple won on that show... He got super into it. That stinks that he died young.
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Re: Beat the Clock

Post by Kitty » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:33 pm

donnie wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:47 pm
How about that? :) I really like Bud Collyer—he was a very fine person in real life, aside from being a good emcee. Unfortunately he died fairly young, of heart problems, I believe.
I know I'm re-quoting, but I was just curious. How did you know about him if you've never seen Beat the Clock? What else did he do? I want to know how you know he was a good person. I'd love to see other things he's done!
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Beat the Clock

Post by donnie » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:50 pm

I'm mainly familiar with him from his hosting To Tell the Truth. He hosted it for many years in the 50's and 60's (a lot of them are on YouTube—if you're interested in watching some, find some of the ones with Polly Bergen on the panel—she was often pretty funny).

How I know he was a good person—I can't really remember the specifics, I just know I've read that he was very well-liked and was a dedicated Christian who really lived out his faith. I remember reading an article he'd written for Guidepost magazine somewhere, too. I don't now remember exactly what it was about, but I remember liking it.

Actually, a year or two ago, I bought a used copy of an inspirational book he wrote. When I got it, I saw it was written in verse, and somehow, it did not look quite as interesting as I thought it would be, and so, sorry to say, it was one of the ones I got rid of without ever having read it. :oops: If I had thought of it, I would have sent it to you. :(

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Re: Beat the Clock

Post by Kitty » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:06 pm

Oh! I can record To Tell the Truth! That's on this channel, too! Thanks for the info. I've seen that show before, but I have gotten very familiar with him watching this, and I like him.
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Re: Beat the Clock

Post by donnie » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:52 am

To Tell the Truth is great - one of my very favorites, both the ones with Collyer and with Garry Moore. I also liked the panelists Tom Poston, Orson Bean, Peggy Cass, and Kitty Carlisle.

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Re: Beat the Clock

Post by donnie » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:59 am

CBS promo shot of Bud Collyer. This is from the To Tell the Truth Facebook Group.
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Re: Beat the Clock

Post by Kitty » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:07 am

Haha I love that!!! Thanks for sharing.
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