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Name: Bill Cullen                                                                           
Born: 18 February 1920 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.                                       
Died: 7 July 1990 Bel Air, California, U.S.                                                 
William "Bill" Lawrence Francis Cullen (February 18, 1920 - July 7, 1990), was               
an American radio and television personality whose career spanned five decades.             
He was best known for television game shows, where he hosted multiple series (including     
the original Price Is Right, The $25,000 Pyramid and Blockbusters) and served as             
a panelist for over twenty years combined on the long-running I've Got a Secret             
and To Tell the Truth.                                                                       
Cullen was married three times. His first marriage was a brief one while still               
living in Pittsburgh. His second marriage was to singer Carol Ames from 1949 to             
1955. On December 24, 1955, Cullen married former dancer and model Ann Roemheld             
Macomber; this marriage would endure until his death. Ann's father, Heinz                   
Roemheld, was an Oscar-winning Hollywood composer and musician. Her sister, Mary             
Lou, was married for a number of years to Jack Narz, another game show host, who             
is the brother of another game show guru, and fellow Password Plus sub-host Tom             
Kennedy. Ann Cullen often appeared with Bill on the Goodson-Todman show                     
Tattletales in the 70s and 80s.                                                             
Cullen died on July 7, 1990 of lung cancer.