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December Game Show Birthdays

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Meredith Vieira

Meredith Vieira was born on December 30, 1953

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The following game show celebrities were born during the month of December.

December 1

Bob Goen, 1954 - Goen hosted Perfect Match, Home Shopping Game, Blackout, and That's the Question, among others. He also co-hosted GSN Radio from 2008-09.

December 4

Wink Martindale, 1934 - Martindale has been hosting game shows since the 1960s, including Gambit, Tic Tac Dough, High Rollers, Debt, and most recently, GSN's Instant Recall.

December 7

Peter Tomarken, 1942 - Tomarken hosted several game shows, but he is best remembered as the host of Press Your Luck.

December 9

Donny Osmond, 1957 - Osmond hosted Pyramid from 2002-2004.

December 12

Bob Barker, 1923 - Though he has hosted several game shows, Barker will always be remembered for his lengthy run at the helm of The Price is Right.

December 13

John Davidson, 1941 - Davidson hosted numerous shows, including Hollywood Squares and The $100,000 Pyramid.

December 15

Heidi Bohay, 1959 - Bohay co-hosted GSN Live from 2008 through 2010. She made a number of game show celebrity guest appearances in the 1980s, when she was part of the cast of Hotel.

December 22

Gene Rayburn, 1917 - A popular panelist in his own right, Rayburn hosted several game shows. His name will always be synonymous with The Match Game, however, which he hosted in various incarnations from 1962 to 1982.

December 26

Steve Allen, 1921 - Allen was a popular panelist on What's My Line? and hosted I've Got a Secret.

December 30

Bert Parks, 1914 - Parks, who is best known for his affiliation with the Miss America pageant, hosted numerous game shows including The Big Payoff, Double or Nothing, Masquerade Party, and Stop the Music.

George DeWitt, 1922 - DeWitt hosted the original version of Name That Tune from 1955 to 1959.

Meredith Vieira, 1953 - Vieira is the host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Laila Ali, 1977 - Ali co-hosted the revival of American Gladiators.

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