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Peter Tomarken
Birth: Dec. 7, 1942
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 2006
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Television Personality, actor. A native of Olean, New York, he is familiar to television audiences as host of such games shows as, "Hit Man" (1983), "Press Your Luck" (1983 to 1986), "Wordplay" (1986, pilot episode only), "Bargain Hunters" (1987), "Wipeout" (1988 to 1989), "Monopoly" (1990, pilot episode only), "Decades" (1994), "Paranoia" (2000), and ""Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck" (2002 to 2003). He also appeared in films including, "19 at 11" (2004), "Haunted" (1998), "Heaven Can Wait" (1978), "Secrets" (1977), and the television programs, "Ally McBeal," "Condo," "The Rockford Files," "Medical Center," "240-Robert," and "The Secret Empire." From 1995 to 1999, he hosted infomercials for "Closer Look." He later retired to his hometown to work as a watch winder. On March 13, 2006, while working as an "Angel of Mercy" pilot, he was killed along with his wife when their small plane crashed off the coast of Santa Monica, California. They were on their way to pick up a cancer patient in San Diego. (bio by: K) 
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  Kathleen Abigail Eastman Tomarken (1964 - 2006)*
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Hillside Memorial Park
Culver City
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Laurel Gardens, Block 16, Plot 4, Grave 3
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Mar 13, 2006
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Happy Birthday, Mr. Tomarken. You were, are, and will always represent everything which is right with entertainment. Thank you for the countless memories and moments, which you have and continue to provide for generations of fans, young and old. You are a...(Read more)
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