Richard Dawson was the "Original." With a wry wit, a smooth delivery, and the hottest game show on television, he helped to define the iconic charm of Family Feud and lay the groundwork for over 30 years of successors. We asked 100 people, "How does Richard Dawson kiss?" Survey says the number one answer is, "Perfectly!"
Ray Combs' 1992 Family Feud changed its look and expanded the format, introducing a "Bull's-eye Round" that challenged families to build their bankroll for a chance at "Fast Money." (Trivia alert: Ray Combs first appearance on the Tonight Show earned him a standing ovation!)
Known to TV viewers for his role as "Al" on the smash series Home Improvement, Richard lent his warmth and good humor to the next generation of Feud-lovers. He is also the host of the Richard Karn Celebrity Golf Classic, held in his native Seattle to raise money for cancer research.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Family Feud used O'Hurley's droll dryness to underscore a huge new soundstage. But while the grand Hollywood treatment is a big step up in scale, O'Hurley's version pays tribute to the intimacy of the Dawson era by starting the feud-filled action from a living room-themed set!