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Name: Bert Convy  
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Date of Birth: 23rd July 1933
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Profession: Actor
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Bernard Whalen (Bert) Convy (July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991) was an American game show host, actor and singer. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Convy was a member of the 1950's vocal band, The Cheers, who had a top 10 hit in 1955 with "Black Denim Trousers (and Motorcycle Boots)". He started his career in the entertainment business as a Broadway actor, starring in Fiddler on the Roof (1964) and Cabaret (1966).

Convy hosted several game shows, including the second re-edition of Password, Super Password (1984–1989), but remains best known for his first television game show, Tattletales (1974–1978, 1982–1984), for which he was awarded an Emmy. He also hosted the syndicated version of Win, Lose or Draw (1987–1990), which he co-produced with Burt Reynolds under the firm Burt and Bert Productions. He also attempted to parlay his fame in a short-lived variety series, The Late Summer Early Fall Bert Convy Show in 1976. In 1979, he appeared with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, in a movie of the same name, RAMONE.

Bert Convy had the amazing ability to predict the sex of unborn children. Once on SuperPassword he put his hands on a pregnant contestant's stomach and remarked how he had guessed correctly the sex of 19 babies in a row, including all of the actor John Ritter's children.

He died from a brain tumor in 1991 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 57 and is interred at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

His distant cousin Anthony Cumia can currently be heard on the Opie(Gregg Hughes) & Anthony show. This show airs weekdays 7am-11am est. on XM Satellite Radio channel 202 with replays throughout the day, along with the famous Ron & Fez show airing at 11am-2pm est.

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