Kenny Williams (announcer)

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Kenny Williams
Born Kenneth Fertig, Jr.
(1914-04-12)April 12, 1914
Virginia, United States
Died February 16, 1984(1984-02-16) (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, Game Show Announcer

Kenny Williams, born Kenneth Williams Fertig, (April 12, 1914 – February 16, 1984) was an American television announcer from the late 1940s to 1980s. He was best known as the announcer of many game shows produced by Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley[1] (including Hollywood Squares,[2] High Rollers, Gambit and others). He also appeared on screen as "Kenny the Cop" on Video Village and Shenanigans. He did one show for Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions, Two for the Money, in 1952. As a radio actor in the 1940s to 1950s, he appeared on shows like X Minus One, where he played Rhysling on the episode "The Green Hills of Earth". He was also one of the announcers for the Buck Rogers radio program, among others.

Media offices
Preceded by
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Hollywood Squares announcer
1966–1981
Succeeded by
Gene Wood (as the Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marshall, Peter (July 17, 2002). Backstage with the Original Hollywood Square. Thomas Nelson Inc. 
  2. ^ Schwartz, David; Ryan, Steve; Wostbrock, Fred (1999). The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows (3 ed.). Facts on File, Inc. p. 95. ISBN 0-8160-3846-5.