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Bill Todman
Original name: William Todman
Birth: Jul. 31, 1916
Death: Jul. 29, 1979

Television Producer. Along with his business partner Mark Goodson, they created Goodson-Todman Productions and specialized in early television game shows from 1948 until 1982. Born William S. Todman in New York City, New York, his father owned a Wall Street accounting firm. In 1948 he teamed up with Mark Goodson with their first television game show "Winner Take All" that debuted on CBS in July 1948. Other television game shows soon followed, including "It's News To Me," "The Price Is Right," "To Tell the Truth," "What's My Line?," "Double Dare," "Say When!!," "I've Got a Secret," "Match Game," "Play Your Hunch," "Family Feud," "Password," "Beat the Clock," "Card Sharks," and "Tattletales." His production company was also involved with the drama westerns "Jefferson Drum" (1958 to 1959), "The Rebel" (1959 to 1961), and "Branded" (1965 to 1966). He would eventually diversify the production company into other ventures, including newspaper, radio, and real estate businesses. He died from a heart condition in New York City, New York at the age of 62. In 2011 he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. His son, Bill Todman, Jr., became a successful film producer. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Hastings-on-Hudson
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 28, 2003
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Thank you for your contributions to daytime television game shows. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: May. 25, 2016

- pj
 Added: Feb. 7, 2016
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- Melissa
 Added: Nov. 21, 2015
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