Sarah Purcell

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Sarah Purcell
Born (1948-10-08) October 8, 1948 (age 68)
Richmond, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Talk show host
Game show host
Years active 1975–1998

Sarah Purcell (born October 8, 1948, Richmond, Indiana) is an American former talk show host, game show host, and panelist.

She was co-host of The Better Sex (1977–1978), Real People (1979–1984), America (1985–1986), and The Home Show (1992–1994), and made guest appearances on several TV dramas. She also co-starred in the 1981 film Terror Among Us with Tracy Reed. She has appeared in a number of infomercials for health foods, appliances and skin care products.

From 1975 to 1978, she co-hosted A.M. Los Angeles on KABC-TV with Regis Philbin. Purcell was a panelist on the TV game show 'Match Game' in 1978.[1] In the early 1990s, Purcell was also a panelist on the NBC game show, To Tell the Truth.

During a 1993 segment of The Home Show about influenza vaccines, a physician mistakenly gave Purcell an injection with the same needle that had been used on co-host Gary Collins. At the end of the show, Collins announced that he would undergo blood tests to allay any concerns, which subsequently were revealed to be negative. [2]


  1. ^ recent reruns of the show on TV
  2. ^ Braxton, Greg (September 25, 1993). "Hosts' Injections Create Tense Moment on TV". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 

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