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Allen Ludden

Born: October 5, 1917, Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Died: June 9, 1981 (aged 63), Los Angeles, California

William D. Leahy - Trivia powerd by ABEAllen Ludden was an American television presenter and game show host. He was born Allen Packard Ellsworth in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. The surname Ludden was his stepfather's.

What do you know about Allen Ludden? Guess with this Quick Quiz.

1. An English and dramatics major at the University of Texas, he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1940 and received his Master of Arts in English from the same university in 1941. What University did he attend?

  • University of Texas
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Michigan

2. He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged with the rank of captain in 1946. What medal did he receive?

  • Medal of Honor Medal
  • Silver Star Medal
  • Bronze Star Medal

3. In 1950, his radio show for teenagers, Mind Your Manners, received an award. What was the award?

  • Peabody Award
  • Friendly Award
  • Tate Award

4. From 1959 to 1962, what game show did he host?

  • G.E. College Bowl
  • First and Ten
  • Guiz Guy

5. Password is an American television game show. The show was hosted by Allen Ludden and was created for Goodson-Todman Productions. Who created the show?

  • Bob Stewart
  • Bob Smith
  • Wayne Rogers

6. What is NOT a game show hosted by Allen Ludden?

  • Liar's Club
  • Win With the Stars
  • Angel of the Stars

7. His first wife, Margaret McGloin, had died from cancer in 1961. Who did he marry on June 14, 1963?

  • Betty Green
  • Betty Black
  • Betty White

8. In January 2001, who named Ludden the greatest game-show host of all time.

  • TV Guide
  • Playboy
  • Time Magazine

9. In early 1980, what was Ludden diagnosed with?

  • Stomach cancer
  • Prostrate cancer
  • Heart disease

10. Where is Allen Ludden buried?

  • Graceland Cemetery, Mineral Point (Iowa County), Wisconsin
  • Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York
  • Green Hill Cemetery, Amsterdam, New York

Allen Ludden Answers

  1. University of Texas
  2. Bronze Star Medal
  3. Peabody Award
  4. G.E. College Bowl
  5. Bob Stewart
  6. Angel of the Stars
  7. Betty White
  8. TV Guide
  9. Stomach cancer
  10. Angels on your pillowGraceland Cemetery, Mineral Point (Iowa County), Wisconsin

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