|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1937|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 2003|
Television Announcer. Roddy is best remembered as the announcer for the television game show, "The Price Is Right" from 1986 to 2003. Roddy's most famous line was, "Come On Down...You're The Next Contestant On The Price Is Right." A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Roddy was born Robert Ray Roddy on September 18, 1937, and later attended the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He gained fame as the announcer for such television game shows as, "Family Feud" from 1991 to 1992, "Love Connection" from 1983 to 1985, "Press Your Luck" from 1981 to 1985, "Hit Man" in 1983, "Battlestars" from 1981 to 1982, "Whew" from 1979 to 1980, and the television series "Soap" from 1977 to 1981. Also an actor Roddy appeared in episodes of "That 70s Show" and "Martial Law." Roddy also did the voice of 'Mike' in the cartoon series, "The House Of Mouse" in 2001, and the movie, "Mickey's House of Villains" in 2002, and also appeared in the 1975 film, "Posse From Heaven." On September 11, 2001, he was diagnosed with colon cancer and later breast cancer in March 2003. After rounds of chemotherapy and other treatments, Roddy fought the disease until his death at the age of 66 on October 27, 2003, in Los Angeles, California.
Cause of death: Cancer
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Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Plot: He is buried behind his mother Doris in section Peace 44
GPS (lat/lon): 32.76205, -97.36848
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Oct 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8037093
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