- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (5)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Distraction 1
American actor and game show host. He had credits in ten Broadway shows, including "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Cabaret," plus five or more films. The affable, upbeat host of "Win, Lose or Draw" and "Tattletales," for which he won an Emmy in 1977, also guest starred on many TV shows.
As a young man, Convy's greatest love was baseball. The day after his graduation from school he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies and was sent to their farm club in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Two years later, he moved on to the music field. In 1954 he signed with a pop group called "The Cheers" as their singer and they put out several top-selling records that year and the next. In 1956, he segued into his third incarnation, as an actor. He played a long run in Los Angeles in the musical "The Billy Barnes Revue" before moving to Broadway. His most successful career of all was his talk-show host role that began in the '60s. By the time he was in his 50s, he was still boyish-looking and glib.
In April 1990, Convy was diagnosed with cancer that went into a brain tumor. He married his long-time girlfriend, Catherine Hills, in February 1991. After 15 months illness, he died on 15 July 1991 at his home in Brentwood, California at age 57.