Allen Ludden, born Allen Packard Ellsworth, was an American television personality best known for hosting various versions of the game show ‘Password.’ In addition, he hosted the popular game show ‘GE College Bowl.’
Prior to joining the television industry, he worked as a youth adviser on radio and in magazine columns. His teen show, ‘Mind Your Manners,’ was a huge hit on the radio.
Ludden was also a singer who released the album ‘Allen Ludden Sings His Favorite Songs.’
While he was well-known as a television personality, few people are aware that he served in the United States Army as the officer in charge of entertainment in the Pacific theatre.
In terms of awards and honours, Ludden once received the ‘Horatio Alger Award.’
He was the first husband of Betty White.
Is Allen Ludden still living? What did Allen Ludden die of?
Allen Ludden is dead. Ludden was diagnosed with stomach cancer in early 1980 and has died from the illness.
When and how did Allen Ludden die?
He died a year later, on June 9, 1981.
How old was Allen Ludden when he died?
He was 63 when he passed away.