Blake Emmons

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Blake Emmons is a Canadian country music singer and entertainer. Emmons hosted the 1974 CTV series Funny Farm, the Canadian answer to Hee Haw. He also co-hosted the Nashville syndicated music show The Country Place with Jim Ed Brown for Show Biz Inc. in the 1970s. In 1985, Emmons appeared on the American game show The Joker's Wild as a contestant. He later hosted the game show Chain Reaction on September 29, 1986, which aired on Global Television Network in Canada and on USA Network in the United States. He chose not to continue as host after the first series of shows due to the fact the shows were produced in Montreal rather than California as originally agreed. He was replaced by Geoff Edwards.[citation needed]

Emmons appeared in many sitcoms and popular TV series in the 1980s, such as Alice, Mary, and TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes for Dick Clark, as well as hosting the Playboy Shopping Show on the Playboy Channel. He appeared nationally on CBC Television's Countrytime in the early 1970s.[1]

In the mid-1970s, Emmons hosted the ACT Telethon in Edmonton in support of Camp HE-HO-HA for disabled children. He also was instrumental in creating and hosted the Telemiracle telethon in Saskatchewan for several years beginning in 1977, and remained involved for some time afterwards. Emmons played the male lead "Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd" in the Broadway production The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas as well as the New York Theatrical Production road tour for one year.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single CAN Country
1969 "You're My Woman" 19
1971 "Deadest Man Living" 41
1976 "Let Me Do Something Lord" 9
"Sunchild" 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allan, Blaine. "Countrytime". CBC Television Series, 1952-1982. Queen's University. 

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Preceded by
Bill Cullen in 1980
Chain Reaction Host
1986
Succeeded by
Geoff Edwards