Veteran Game Show Host Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Longtime TV game show host Jack Narz has

His wife says Narz died yesterday in Los Angeles from
complications of a stroke. He was 85.

Narz was an early casualty of the quiz show scandals of the
1950s. A show he was hosting, called "Dotto," was canceled. A
contestant had gone to authorities after he found a notebook
backstage that indicated that another contestant was given answers
in advance.

He told reporters he knew of no irregularities on the show. The
sponsor, Colgate, immediately cast him in another game show, and
his career lasted several more decades.

The other shows he hosted included updated 1970s versions of
older shows such as "Concentration" and "Beat the Clock." Narz
also hosted "Video Village" and "I'll Bet."

He was the brother of veteran game show host Tom Kennedy.

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