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John Reed King (October 25, 1914 in Wilmingtonmarker, DelawaremarkerJuly 8, 1979) was a famous radio and television game show host who hosted numerous game shows during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. He had one of the top rated radio shows of the 1930s in New York City with "Missus Goes A Shopping". On August 1, 1944, he hosted "Missus Goes A Shopping", and on January 29, 1946, he hosted "It's a Gift" - the first two television quiz shows ever aired.

Radio Shows, Host

Missus Goes A-Shopping, 1934 - 1944, CBS and NYC

Our Gal Sunday, 1937 - 1940, announcer

Duffy's Tavern, 1941 - 1942, announcer

The Gay Nineties Revue, 1941, announcer

What's My Line, 1941

Double or Nothing, 1944 - 1945

Death Valley Days and The Sheriff, 1945 - 1951, announcer

Give and Take, 1945 - 1953, CBS

Sky King!, playing the part of Sky King, 1954

Television Shows, Host

Missus Goes A Shopping, 1944 - 1949, CBS

It's a Gift, 1946, CBS

King's Party Line, 1946

The John Reed King Show, 1949

Chance of a Lifetime, 1950 - 1952, ABC

Battle of the Ages, 1952

Beat the Clock, 1952

There's One In Every Family, 1952 - 1953, CBS

Give and Take, 1952 - 1953, CBS

Why?, 1953

Let's See, 1954, ABC

Have a Heart, 1955

Gunsmoke, Episode: Old Comrade, 1962, guest starred as a Townsman

Books

John Reed King's Quiz and Game Book, 1949


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