Andrew Harwood (television host)

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Andrew Harwood
Born (1945-09-07)September 7, 1945
Died February 6, 2008(2008-02-06) (aged 62)
Nationality Australian
Occupation Australian quiz show host, announcer and actor

Andrew Harwood (7 September 1945 – 6 February 2008) was an Australian quiz show host, announcer and actor.[1] He had a career that spanned over 40 years in the Australian entertainment industry.[1]


Harwood was the son of Ena Harwood, a panelist on Beauty and the Beast, an Australian talk show.[1] His career began at a radio station in Warwick, Queensland.[1] Harwood moved to Sydney after a job offer from radio station 2KY.[1] He next worked as a voice announcer on Channel Seven (now the Seven Network).[1]

Through his work at Channel Seven, Harwood was chosen as the television presenter of It's Academic, which he hosted from 1971 until 1979.[1] He then became the compere for the Australian version of the Jeopardy! game show.[1] Harwood's other quiz shows included Class of 82 and Class of 83.[1]

Harwood also regularly appeared as a supporting actor in the Paul Hogan Show, which starred Paul Hogan.[1] Additionally, he also hosted several Miss New South Wales beauty pageants during the 1970s and 1980s.[1]

Harwood went on to host Good Morning Sydney.[1] He also made regular appearances on the At Home show.[1] Harwood then hosted Till 10, which aired on Channel Ten, for five years.[1]

Harwood performed in a series of dinner theatre comedy shows in 1988 with Louise Burfitt-Dons


Andrew Harwood died of respiratory failure following a severe asthma attack on 6 February 2008, at the age of 62.[1] He was survived by his wife, and two daughters, Lani and Taci.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Cuming, Angela (10 February 2008). "Quiz show host Harwood dead". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 

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