Robert Q. Lewis (born Robert Goldberg, 5 April 1921, New York City – 11 December 1991, Los Angeles) was an American radio and television personality, game show host, and actor. Events 456 - St Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar The City of New York Events 359 - Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Radio programming is the content that is broadcast by Radio stations The original inventors of radio such as Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U
Lewis made his radio debut in 1932, at the age of 11, on a local radio show, "Dr. Posner's Kiddie Hour. " Soon afterward, the precocious youngster became a regular on the program.
He enrolled in the University of Michigan in 1938. The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ( U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a top-ranked Coeducational public research He left college for the U. S. Army in 1942 and gravitated toward his favorite interest: he was a radio operator in the Signal Corps.
After the war, Lewis returned to commercial radio as announcer and disc jockey. Among those who served as writers on Lewis's radio programs were famed playwright Neil Simon, renowned author and dramatist Paddy Chayevsky, and radio comedy legend Goodman Ace. Marvin Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City) is an American Playwright and Screenwriter Sidney Aaron Chayefski ( January 29, 1923 &ndash August 1, 1981) known as Paddy Chayefsky was an acclaimed dramatist who transitioned Goodman Ace (born Goodman Aiskowitz ( January 15, 1899 – March 25, 1982) was one of the most respected humourists in the 20th Century Future talk-show host and producer Merv Griffin often sang on Lewis's show. Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin Jr ( July 6, 1925 &ndash August 12, 2007) was an American Television host and Television would soon crowd Robert Q. 's calendar, but he continued his radio work, first for the CBS network and later as a disc jockey in Los Angeles. One of his radio series, Robert Q. 's Waxworks, was devoted to old records, setting the pattern that later radio personalities like Dr. Demento would follow. Dr Demento is the Stage name of Barret Eugene Hansen (born April 2, 1941) a Radio Disc jockey specializing in Novelty
Lewis was an early arrival on network television, and often presided over more than one series at a time, making him one of the busiest entertainers of the period. (In 1950 he hosted three TV shows concurrently!) The Robert Q. Lewis Show had a six-month run on CBS's Sunday night television lineup from July 16, 1950 to January 7, 1951. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Events 622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar. 1054 - Three Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1325 - Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal. 1558 - France takes Calais, the last continental Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January At the same time he also hosted CBS's TV talent-search variety program The Show Goes On from January 19, 1950 to February 16, 1952. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Events 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols Year 1952 ( MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He also had two daytime TV variety shows on CBS. CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. The first, Robert Q's Matinee was a 45-minute daily show, which lasted 14 weeks, from October 16, 1950 to January 19, 1951. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January The second, more successful Robert Q. Lewis Show ran on CBS-TV from January 11, 1954 to May 25, 1956. Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Events 1085 - Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo Spain back from the Moors. Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lewis's distinctive horn-rimmed spectacles were ever-present in his television appearances. In fact, the blindfold he wore as a panelist on What's My Line had the outline of his glasses drawn into them. What's My Line? is a weekly panel Game show which was produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS
Lewis was very often recruited to fill in for performers who were ill or otherwise unable to perform. He frequently sat in for Arthur Godfrey, and often performed and recorded with Godfrey's regular company of entertainers. Arthur Morton Leo Godfrey ( August 31 1903 &ndash March 16 1983) was an American Radio and Television broadcaster He substituted for, and ultimately replaced, Merv Griffin as host of Play Your Hunch. Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin Jr ( July 6, 1925 &ndash August 12, 2007) was an American Television host and Play Your Hunch was an American game show first hosted by Merv Griffin from 1958 to 1962, and was then hosted by Robert Q Jackie Gleason invited "Robert Q. Herbert Walton Gleason Jr, baptized John Herbert "Jackie" Gleason ( February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an Lewis and His Gang" to take over his American Scene Magazine time slot while he was away. These emergency replacements became part of Lewis's comic monologue; he'd tell of how he phoned his mother to watch him on CBS, only to hear her say, "Oh? Who's sick?"
Robert Q. became a fixture on TV game and quiz shows in the 1950s and 1960s, as host, guest host, panelist, or guest panelist. In 1952 he settled into his most enduring role as host of ABC's The Name's the Same, in which guests with unusual names (e. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The Name's the Same was an American Game show that was produced by Goodson - Todman for the ABC television network from g. "A. Harem") or famous names (e. g. "Marilyn Monroe") were asked yes-or-no questions by three (and later four) celebrity panelists seeking to determine the contestant's name. Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1 1926 &ndash August 5 1962 baptized Norma The panelists' innocent questions often bordered on the risque or ridiculous when applied to the contestant's name. Lewis's genial nature, his ability to make contestants comfortable, and his easy laugh helped to make this and other shows an enjoyable watch for many viewers. Lewis gave up The Name's the Same to devote more time to his variety program; his last appearance on The Name's the Same in 1954 featured a juvenile contestant whose famous name was. The Name's the Same was an American Game show that was produced by Goodson - Todman for the ABC television network from The Name's the Same was an American Game show that was produced by Goodson - Todman for the ABC television network from . . Robert Q. Lewis.
Lewis was a frequent participant in the 1950s panel show What's My Line?, including a spot as the "mystery guest. The year 1950 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1950. What's My Line? is a weekly panel Game show which was produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS " He was also a celebrity guest on the original The Match Game. Match Game also called The Match Game was an American Television Game show that celebrities and contestants answering In 1964, Lewis hosted the short-lived game show Get the Message on ABC. Get The Message was a television Game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network.
Robert Q. Lewis was always an enthusiast of vintage music. He frequently revived old Tin Pan Alley tunes on his radio and TV shows, and in his very popular nightclub act. Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City -centered music publishers and Songwriters who dominated the popular From the 1940s he sang for Columbia Records, MGM Records, and Coral Records. Columbia Records is an American Record label founded in 1888 Columbia is the oldest surviving Brand name in pre-recorded sound being the first record company MGM Records was a Record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film studio in 1946 For the label that owned Coral Records see Decca Records. He scored his biggest hit in 1951 with the dialect novelty song, "Where's-a Your House?", an answer record to the Rosemary Clooney hit "Come On-a My House". An answer song (or answer record) is as the name suggests a song (usually a recorded track) made in answer to a previous song normally by another artist Rosemary Clooney ( May 23, 1928 &ndash June 29, 2002) was an American Singer and actress whose warm radiant " Come on-a My House " is a song by Rosemary Clooney from her album Come On-A My House, released on June 6, 1951. In 1967, Lewis recorded I'm Just Wild About Vaudeville for Atco—this collection of circa-1930 songs has Lewis cleverly imitating different singing styles of the day. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Atco Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, currently operating through WMG's Rhino Entertainment. Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Lewis's fondness for show-business nostalgia was well known within the industry, and in 1949 he was hired to narrate the "lighter side" segment of the feature-length March of Time documentary film The Golden Twenties. The March of Time was a Newsreel that was shown in movie theaters from 1935 - 1951. Robert Q. was just too busy to pursue a movie career at the time; his hectic radio, TV, and nightclub schedule didn't permit it.
Later in his career, Lewis acted in a few movies, notably An Affair to Remember (1957), Good Neighbor Sam (1964), Ski Party (1965), Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) and the TV movie The Law (1974), in which he played a dinner speaker at a lawyers' convention. An Affair to Remember is a 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, and directed by Leo McCarey. Good Neighbor Sam is a 1964 comedy film co-written and directed by David Swift and starring Jack Lemmon. Ski Party is a B-movie, directed by Alan Rafkin and released in 1965 by American International Pictures ("AIP" How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack He also performed on a number of TV shows, appearing on Branded and Bewitched. Branded is a Western series which aired on NBC from 1965 through 1966 and starred Chuck Connors as Jason McCord Bewitched is an American Situation comedy originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972.
During the 1960s, Lewis became a familiar face on the live-theater circuit, starring in road-company versions of Broadway hits, including Bells Are Ringing and The Odd Couple. The Odd Couple was a 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series as well as other derivative works and spin offs He continued to make sporadic acting appearances until a few years before his death from emphysema at the age of 70. Emphysema is a chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease ( COPD) formerly termed a chronic obstructive Lung disease (COLD
A collection of Robert Q. Lewis's personal papers, notes, and scripts, covering roughly the years 1940 until 1960, now resides at Thousand Oaks Library in Thousand Oaks, California. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Thousand Oaks, commonly referred to as "TO" by residents is a city in southeastern Ventura County, California, in the United States. He is interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. Mount Sinai Memorial Park is a Jewish Cemetery located at 5950 Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles California. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
In 1951 Lewis was briefly rumored to be romantically linked with Rosemary Clooney. Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January Rosemary Clooney ( May 23, 1928 &ndash June 29, 2002) was an American Singer and actress whose warm radiant Arthur Godfrey once alluded to his supposed homosexual tendencies when commenting "I wonder what the Q stands for. Arthur Morton Leo Godfrey ( August 31 1903 &ndash March 16 1983) was an American Radio and Television broadcaster Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. " Actually, the "Q. " did not stand for a middle name. Lewis stumbled on the initial while on the air in the 1940s when he followed a reference to radio comedian F. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949 Events and trends The 1940s was a period between the radical 1930s and the conservative 1950s which also leads the period to be Chase Taylor's character "Colonel Lemuel Q. Stoopnagle" by saying, "And this is Robert Q. Lewis. " The name stuck.