Andrew Harwood (television host)
September 7, 1945|
|Died||February 6, 2008
|Occupation||Australian quiz show host, announcer and actor|
Harwood was the son of Ena Harwood, a panelist on Beauty and the Beast, an Australian talk show. His career began at a radio station in Warwick, Queensland. Harwood moved to Sydney after a job offer from radio station 2KY. He next worked as a voice announcer on Channel Seven (now the Seven Network).
Through his work at Channel Seven, Harwood was chosen as the television presenter of It's Academic, which he hosted from 1971 until 1979. He then became the compere for the Australian version of the Jeopardy! game show. Harwood's other quiz shows included Class of 82 and Class of 83.
Harwood also regularly appeared as a supporting actor in the Paul Hogan Show, which starred Paul Hogan. Additionally, he also hosted several Miss New South Wales beauty pageants during the 1970s and 1980s.
Harwood performed in a series of dinner theatre comedy shows in 1988 with Louise Burfitt-Dons
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