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Who loves you and who do you love? Richard Dawson dies at age 79

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"This is television, that's all it is. It has nothing to do with people, it's to do with ratings! For fifty years, we've told them what to eat, what to drink, what to wear... for Christ's sake, Ben, don't you understand? Americans love television. They wean their kids on it. Listen. They love game shows, they love wrestling, they love sports and violence. So what do we do? We give 'em *what they want*! We're number one, Ben, that's all that counts, believe me. I've been in the business for thirty years." -- Richard Dawson as Damon Killian in The Running Man

Richard Dawson has died at age 79 after a battle with cancer.

This one hurts. I was huge fan of his TV work on Hogan's Heroes and the 1987's The Running Man. And I know a lot of women out there might consider him "creepy" for the whole kissing thing on Family Feud, but I swear I never even gave it a second thought until I read about it today.

Go gently, Mr. Dawson. You'll be back. If only in reruns.

[Last modified: Monday, June 4, 2012 8:51am]

    

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