- NAME: Bert Convy
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor, Singer, Game Show Host
- BIRTH DATE: July 23, 1933
- DEATH DATE: July 15, 1991
- EDUCATION: University of California at Los Angeles
- PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis, Missouri
- PLACE OF DEATH: Brentwood, California
- Originally: Bernard Whalen Convy
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Bert Convy was an actor and game show host for many decades. In addition to theater, Convy was the host of Super Password and Win, Lose, or Draw.
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Although Tattletales was canceled in 1978, Convy was not away from television for long. Convy became the host for NBC’s Super Password and later a syndicated version of Tattletales in the early 1980s. Returning to his theatrical roots, Convy returned to Broadway around this time to star in the musical Nine.
Convy and his wife Anne Anderson created the 1983 short-lived family sitcom It’s Not Easy. Tackling the theme of parenthood in the modern age,
the show focused on a divorced couple who live across the street from each other in order to share custody of their two children. Ken Howard played the father and ex-husband, and Carlene Watkins played the mother and ex-wife. Convy appeared as her new husband and famed comedienne Jayne Meadows was Howard’s mother. Only a few episodes were ever aired.
In the late 1980s, Convy became the host of the syndicated game show, Win, Lose, or Draw, which he co-produced with friend Burt Reynolds. In addition to his work on television and film, he did numerous nightclub performances. In 1990, his own life took a dramatic turn. His mother had a stroke that year and while visiting her at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Convy collapsed. He was admitted to the hospital and after some tests it was discovered that he had brain cancer.
Divorced from his first wife Anne in the late 1980s, Convy married for a second time in April of 1991. Sadly, his marriage to wife Catherine lasted only a few months. Convy died on July 15, 1991, in Brentwood, California. In addition to Catherine, he was survived by three children from his first marriage.
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