Mark Dawson

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Mark Dawson
Born (1960-02-04) 4 February 1960 (age 57)
London, England
Occupation Entertainment Business
Parent(s) Richard Dawson and Diana Dors
Website DRZ Entertainment Group

Mark Richard Dawson (born 4 February 1960) is an American entertainment manager and CEO of Dawson, Reeves and Zutaut Entertainment Group (otherwise known as DRZ Entertainment Group), based in Los Angeles.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Dawson was born in London, the first son of the actor and game show host Richard Dawson and the actress Diana Dors.[2] A young Dawson appeared alongside his father on a few early episodes of Family Feud. He worked as an assistant to the producer Mark Goodson and as a showcase and question writer for The Price Is Right, Concentration, The Better Sex, Match Game and Family Feud. He was once introduced by his father on an episode of Family Feud to promote his band, The Midnight Eyes. He served as a creative consultant of the latter show's second run, with his father as host from 1994 to 1995. Dawson was also an associate producer at Rastar Productions and at NBC for You Bet Your Life, a remake based on an old Groucho Marx TV program from the 1950s that his father's production company produced in the 1980s. In 2001, he was hired by Paul Schrader as a technical advisor for the movie Auto Focus starring Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe.

In March 1979, Dawson married Cathy Hughart, an assistant producer on his father's Family Feud show. "I could not have chosen a classier spouse for my son or a more wonderful person than Cathy." Richard Dawson said. Unfortunately the two later divorced.[3]

Dawson manages the all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens, the cover band Crabby Patty and the all-female heavy metal band Phantom Blue. Drummer Linda McDonald is a member of all three bands. In 2008, along with Brad and Tom Zutaut, he developed a tribute bands television show for New Wave Entertainment.

Selected filmography[edit]



  • Family Feud – Himself (select episodes)
  • Who Got Diana Dors' Millions – Himself


The Midnight Eyes[edit]

  • At The Roxy – (1980)

Phantom Blue[edit]

The Iron Maidens[edit]


  1. ^ The Diana Dors Story – The Star
  2. ^ Mark Dawson at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Cathy Hughart Dawson at the Internet Movie Database

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