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Stokey and Sandra Spence from Pantomime Quiz, 1952.
|Born||September 14, 1918
Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.
|Died||September 7, 2003
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Occupation||Game show host/Producer|
Mike Stokey (September 14, 1918 – September 7, 2003) was an American game show host and producer, best known for Pantomime Quiz and its later incarnation, Stump the Stars. He also produced early TV specials, including A Christmas Carol in 1949, for the Jerry Fairbanks Company. Stokey also hosted Beat the Odds while it was presented at KTLA.
His ex-wife (1943-1948) was B-movie actress Pamela Blake, with whom he had one son, Mike Stokey II, and a daughter, Barbara. Mike Stokey II is a USMC Vietnam veteran, whose career as a technical advisor on war movies led to his working with many notable movie giants, including Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Mike Stokey II recently published a book titled "River of Perfumes", about his experience during the battle of Hue in 1968.
Stokey died from complications from liver disease on September 7, 2003 (seven days before his 85th birthday) in Las Vegas.