Jim Perry, a former game show host on NBC's "Card Sharks," "Sale of the Century" and other shows, mostly in Canada, has died. He was 82.
The cause of his death Friday at his home in Ashland, Ore., was cancer, his family said in a statement.
Born James Dooley in Camden, N.J., on Nov. 9, 1933, Perry attended the University of Pennsylvania and worked in Armed Forces Radio during World War II. For several years, he sang in Las Vegas and toured with comedian Sid Caesar. He broke into Canadian TV in 1965 as host of a game show called "Fractured Phrases."
From 1967 to 1990, he emceed the Miss Canada pageant and became known for his rendition of...