Bert Convy, the Emmy award-winning game show host who also starred in movies, TV series and on Broadway, died Monday of cancer. He was 57.
Convy, who won an Emmy in 1977 as host of the CBS-TV show "Tattletales," was also the familiar moderator of such shows as "Win, Lose or Draw" and "Super Password."A star first baseman at North Hollywood High School, Convy signed with the Philadelphia Phillies one day after graduating and played for their farm teams in Klamath Falls, Ore., and Miami, Okla.
He began dabbling in acting while a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the 1950s and appeared in the musical "The Billy Barnes Revue" in Los Angeles before moving to New York. There, he appeared in 10 Broadway shows, including the original casts of "Cabaret" and "Fiddler on the Roof."
His film credits include "Semi-Tough," "Love Thy Neighbor" and "Hero at Large."
His TV credits include his own prime-time variety show, "The Late Summer Early Fall Bert Convy Show," and guest roles on "77 Sunset Strip," "Perry Mason" and "Love, American Style."