Jack Bailey Movies and Career Information

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Virgo
Sep 15, 1907
Hampton
Actor

Jack Bailey (September 15, 1907 – February 1, 1980) was an American actor and daytime game show host. He was born in Hampton, Iowa, and died in Santa Monica, California. A former vaudeville musician and World's Fair barker, Bailey is best remembered as the host of Queen for a Day, a daytime game show which first aired on radio in 1945 and later moved to television, where it ran locally in the Los Angeles area from 1948 through 1955, on the NBC network from January 3, 1956 to September 2, 1960, and on the ABC network from September 5, 1960 to October 2, 1964. Each episode started with a different introduction (some of which were parodies of other popular shows of the time period), but inevitably the opening would resolve when Bailey pointed to the camera (and the audience) and loudly asked, "Would you like to be Queen for a Day?" as the live audience of mostly women, cheered. Bailey also hosted the television game show Truth or Consequences from 1954 to 1956. His run as host on that show followed Ralph Edwards as host (1940-1957 on the radio and 1950-1954 on television) and he was in turn succeeded by Bob Barker (1956-1975) Bob Hilton (1975-1978), and Larry Anderson (1987-1988). The

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