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04 August - Reg Grundy and the "Wheel of Fortune"

Unread postby Max ADU » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:02 pm

Australian Birthday Today...
see below 1959 radio version of "Wheel of Fortune"

Reginald Roy "Reg"
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Grundy, AC, OBE (born 4 August 1923, Sydney, New South Wales) is one of the most successful Australian entrepreneurs, and media and television moguls of his generation.

- Served in the Australian Army during World War II as a Sergeant stationed in Sydney

- Grundy started as a boxing and general sports commentator for radio station 2SM Sydney in 1947

- he devised and hosted the Wheel of Fortune game show on radio, moving with that show to television, starting on Channel 9 in 1959

- Married to the
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actress and author, Joy Chambers
- "Reg Grundies", or "Grundies" is rhyming slang slang for "undies" (underpants

He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Years Honours of 1983,and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours of 2008.

- Reg co-produced ABBA: The Movie.

Australian TV show Grundy produced
  • Australia's Most Wanted (1989-1999)
  • Australian Idol (2003-2009)
  • Australia's Funniest Home Videos (2005-present)
  • Class of '74 (1975)
  • Class of '75 (1975)
  • Bert's Family Feud (2006-2007)
  • Burgo's Catch Phrase* (2002-2003)
  • Glenview High (1977-1979)
  • It's a Knockout (1985-1987)
  • Neighbours* (1985-present)
  • Nerds FC (2006)
  • Perfect Match (1984-1989)
  • Prisoner (1979-1986)
  • Richmond Hill (1988)
  • $ale of the Century
  • (1980-2001) Temptation (2005-2009)
  • Secret Valley (1984)
  • Sons and Daughters (1982-1987)
  • Superquiz (1981, 1989)
  • The Money Makers, and Junior Money Makers (1960s)
  • The Price Is Right (1960s-1980s, 1992-1998, 2003-2005)
  • The Restless Years (1977-1982)
  • The Young Doctors (1976-1983)
  • Three on a Match (1975)
  • Wheel of Fortune* (1981-2009)
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (1999-2007)
  • Hot Seat (2009-)
  • The X Factor (2010-)
  • So You Think You Can Dance Australia (2008-2010)
Watch on youtube.com
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