Geoff Edwards
Game show host
Geoff Edwards
Geoffrey Bruce Owen "Geoff" Edwards is an American television actor, game show host and radio personality. Over the past decade and a half, he has been a writer and broadcaster on travel.
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Funding Coup for Sunshine Coast Nanotechnology Business - Nanowerk LLC
Google News - over 5 years
Nano-Nouvelle is the brainchild of Dr Geoff Edwards, a Sunshine Coast local who has travelled extensively gaining world-class nanotech expertise, and was founded in 2007 at the University of the Sunshine Coast's Innovation Centre
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Elizabeth Crooks of Avon Lake Participates in Freshman Service Project - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
"The goal of the Freshman Service Project is to help new students such as Elizabeth Crooks get acquainted with the community they'll call home during their college years," said Geoff Edwards, director of UE's Center for Student Engagement and
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UK 'micro-multinationals' lead the way - Financial Times
Google News - over 5 years
“If we hadn't made this move, we faced the possibility of either cutting the quality of the lower-price systems or leaving that part of the market altogether,” said Geoff Edwards, B&W's head of operations. With expected sales this year of £125m,
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'We're open to filming' - Chilliwack Times
Google News - over 5 years
Chilliwack Film Commission member Geoff Edwards said the economic benefits that Eureka brought will be missed, but that the commission will continue to work to attract more production crews to the area. "Chilliwack is open to filming," said Edwards,
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Brooks Day Takes West Coast Biz Dev Gig at Razorfish - mediabistro.com
Google News - over 5 years
Prior to Clikthrough, Day worked as senior manager, biz dev at local shop Fancy, which if you may remember was once home to creative directors Geoff Edwards and Mauro Alencar. Anyhow, back to Day. In his new gig at Razorfish, the exec will remain in SF
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Port Pirie Budgie Fanciers - ABC Online (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Geoff Edwards took out the Grand Champion prize and you can hear him and see his prized budgie in the little film above. You'll also see a little bit of Ray Slade, the President of the Club, and find out what budgie fanciers really think about their
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Fireball Northern Circuit at Budworth - Sail World
Google News - over 5 years
The award for worst boat preparation goes to Geoff Edwards. Only one race finished, broken main halyard, broken kicker, he was last seen mumbling something about chandlery and new ropes and next weekend's Inland Championships!
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Head praises staff and pupils for UVHS's turnaround - Westmorland Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Year Nine pupil Nicole Costigan was also awarded the Dr Geoff Edwards MBE Award for a Gifted Scientist. The current head boy Henry Moss and head girl Lydia Howard gave the audience a vote of thanks and the school's Jazz Combo band performed to round
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Activision cranks up the hype machine for new Call of Duty - CanadianBusiness.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Created by San Francisco agency DOJO, one of the creative directors behind it is Geoff Edwards, who's had a hand in some of the best and most awarded video game marketing in the last decade. At McCann back in 2006, Edwards helped make the influential
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Hopes for Mission library to spur development - San Antonio Express
Google News - almost 6 years
... a pedestrian connection with the Mission Reach of the river. “We don't want someone to hear the master plan is complete and have a heart attack that something isn't in there,†said architect Geoff Edwards. “This is really just the first step
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Cyclists can be licensed - Bath Chronicle
Google News - almost 6 years
I recently wrote on the subject of cyclists in your letters page, which has prompted Geoff Edwards, of Freshford, to respond. He said that the idea of licensing cyclists was not practical – but he does not explain why. I would have thought that the
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WEBDENDA; People and Accounts of Note
NYTimes - about 7 years
The Advertising Club of New York is undertaking two initiatives to help find and cultivate young men and women to join and stay part of the ad industry. One establishes a scholarship, as of 2012, at the High School for Innovation, Advertising and Marketing in Brooklyn and the other establishes the Advantage Mentor Program, which is meant to give
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Icehouses in Texas Vanishing Like Their Frosty Beer on a Warm Afternoon
NYTimes - over 18 years
More often than not, midday finds Clynn Cox sitting on one of the chipped swivel chairs at the West Alabama Ice House, nursing a long-neck bottle of iced beer wrapped in a sopping paper napkin. ''I've been coming for 18 years, which isn't so long,'' said Mr. Cox, 66, a retired ironworker. ''Some of the guys have been coming for 30 years or more. I
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Spike Lee's 30 Seconds
NYTimes - almost 20 years
One afternoon in early February, a news conference to announce the Mike Tyson-Evander Holyfield rematch was held in a ballroom of the Equitable building in midtown Manhattan, and Spike Lee was there to sell and be sold. The Tyson-Holyfield fight, which is now scheduled to take place on June 28, and will be carried by Showtime's pay-per-view
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2 Michael Jordans and a dash of Spike Lee could add up to a successful public service campaign.
NYTimes - about 20 years
IF a humorous new television commercial for the United Negro College Fund were a feature film, it might be titled ''Here Comes Mr. Jordan -- and Mr. Jordan'' or ''The Files on Michael Jordan'' or even ''The Two Mr. Jordans.'' That's because the spot, created by Young & Rubicam Inc. in New York and directed by the film maker Spike Lee, features a
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Los Angeles Journal; Books, Then Records; Flames Climb Higher
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: When Southern California enters a battle, it does so with its own style, and so it is with the uproar over the novel ''The Satanic Verses.'' The newest twist is the contribution of a radio talk show host who has declared as the enemy not the novel's author, Salman Rushdie, nor his antagonist, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, but a rock singer,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Geoff Edwards
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 83
    Edwards died of complications from pneumonia at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, on March 5, 2014, less than a month after his 83rd birthday.
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  • 2008
    Age 77
    He appeared as a guest on GSN Live on May 16, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details During his tenure on Starcade, he became a video game fan; he would often give his own hints to help contestants on the show when they selected a particular game to play, and one "Starcade Hotline" segment showed him beating the notoriously-difficult arcade game Sinistar (he and other crew members would often play the arcade games between tapings).
  • FIFTIES
  • 1991
    Age 60
    His commuting days ended after Chain Reaction left the air in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Edwards was famous for his catch phrase — "Right you are!" — which he frequently exclaimed after a correct answer. Edwards was also co-host of the Los Angeles news program Mid Morning L.A. on KHJ-TV (now KCAL-TV), replacing Bob Hilton in the early 1980s and paired with co-host Meredith MacRae. Edwards and MacRae won Emmy Awards for best host and best hostess respectively for a news magazine series. The two also emceed an unsold Bob Stewart-produced game show pilot, $50,000 a Minute, in 1985 for ABC. In 1985, Edwards became host of The Big Spin, the game show of the California Lottery, and would remain host of that program until his retirement from television in 1995. In an interview with Blog Talk Radio, Edwards said he helmed the pilot of Fun & Fortune, the lottery game show in Missouri (before Rick Tamblyn became the permanent host). In another interview, he said he was offered the host role for Family Feud but had to turn it down because he was already committed to Shoot for the Stars.
  • 1986
    Age 55
    Edwards, like Perry, commuted back and forth between and Canada between 1986 and 1991, hosting The Big Spin and the 1989 revival of Jackpot! in Sacramento, California and Glendale and the USA Network version of Chain Reaction in Montreal, Quebec.
    More Details Hide Details However, Edwards was required to have a Canadian co-host on Chain Reaction, due to the fact that he had no ties to the country, unlike Trebek, Mandel and Perry (Trebek and Mandel are native Canadians; Perry had blood ties to Canada and lived in Toronto, Ontario during the first several years of Definition).
    Then, in 1986, Edwards was called on by USA Network to replace Blake Emmons as host of its Montreal-based revival of Chain Reaction.
    More Details Hide Details He would do this until the series was cancelled in 1991 and would commute between the United States and Canada during this time. During this time, Edwards would also take the job as host of a revival of Jackpot for syndication in 1989. Edwards was also one of four game show hosts to have emceed a game show in the United States and another in Canada concurrently (the other three were Howie Mandel, Alex Trebek and Jim Perry).
  • 1985
    Age 54
    In November 1985, Edwards replaced Chuck Woolery as the host of the California Lottery's weekly game show The Big Spin, which he would host for ten years from the lottery's Sacramento headquarters.
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    Except for a week of substituting for an ill Monty Hall on Let's Make a Deal in early 1985, Edwards remained largely inactive.
    More Details Hide Details This changed with his next two hosting gigs, which were his longest.
  • 1982
    Age 51
    He took over the show in December 1982 and hosted it on Superstation WTBS and in syndication until 1984, and became so fascinated with video games as a result that he became an avid player.
    More Details Hide Details Edwards kept up the hobby until his death.
    In 1982 Edwards began hosting Starcade, a new show centered around video games.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1981
    Age 50
    A year later, he was brought back to host a daily revival of Treasure Hunt for syndication that was cancelled at the end of the 1981-82 season.
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  • 1980
    Age 49
    In January 1980 Edwards debuted as the host of the new Barry & Enright show Play the Percentages, which he hosted until the end of the television season when it was cancelled.
    More Details Hide Details He also hosted his last daytime network show when he substituted for Bill Cullen on two weeks of NBC's Chain Reaction.
  • 1977
    Age 46
    He would briefly do this again in 1977 during the run of NBC's Shoot for the Stars.
    More Details Hide Details The New Treasure Hunt would also come to an end in 1977.
  • 1975
    Age 44
    For the next nineteen months, ending in September 1975, Edwards would commute back and forth between California and New York as Jackpot taped at NBC's Rockefeller Center studios.
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  • 1974
    Age 43
    In January 1974, Edwards returned to daytime with the NBC show Jackpot.
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  • 1973
    Age 42
    Edwards was not out of work for very long, as Chuck Barris hired him to host The New Treasure Hunt that launched in weekly syndication in fall 1973.
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    Edwards' first full-time game show hosting stint took place from March through June 1973 on Jack Barry's Hollywood's Talking, a remake of a late 1960s ABC game Everybody's Talking and the Canadian hit Eye Bet.
    More Details Hide Details The program featured contestants watching a video clip of a celebrity talking about a subject; their job was to guess the subject in question. The series, which aired afternoons on CBS television, did not fare well and the network cancelled it in favor of the phenomenally popular Match Game remake. Edwards also said he did not get along with Barry behind the scenes and he had no intention of continuing with the series if it made it past CBS' initial commitment.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1971
    Age 40
    After that series ended, Edwards pursued a game show career, starting with Says Who? in 1971, followed by Cop-Out! in late 1972—however, both shows eventually turned out to be unsold pilots.
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  • 1968
    Age 37
    In 1968 he was seen in several episodes of Petticoat Junction, as Bobbie Jo Bradley's boyfriend Jeff.
    More Details Hide Details From his time on the show, he met and maintained a very close friendship with Meredith MacRae, (who played Billie Jo Bradley). He also guest starred on Police Woman, Diff'rent Strokes and Small Wonder. In the early 1970s, Edwards appeared on The Bobby Darin Show as the straight man to singer Bobby Darin.
    After a few short stints at other stations, Edwards was hired at KMPC in Los Angeles, occupying the 9 a.m.-noon slot for several years beginning in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details He later worked at KFI, from which he ultimately resigned, as a protest against fellow KFI personality Tom Leykis, destroying Cat Stevens' (Yusuf Islam) records following Stevens' call for a fatwa on Salman Rushdie. Most recently, Edwards was a morning DJ with KSUR (now KKGO) in Los Angeles. One of the features of his radio show was "Radio's Answer Lady," in which listeners could call in with questions — some serious, some not so serious — and he would answer on the air, sometimes with serious answers, sometimes with quips. During that time, Edwards tried his hand at acting, appearing on I Dream of Jeannie and That Girl.
  • 1963
    Age 32
    As a news reporter, Edwards was present in the basement of Dallas police headquarters when Jack Ruby shot suspected John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on November 24, 1963.
    More Details Hide Details Edwards was one of the witnesses interviewed by NBC television correspondent Tom Pettit on the scene.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1931
    Age 0
    Born on February 13, 1931.
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