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Art James
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TV Personality
    (October 15, 1929-March 27, 2004)
    Born in Dearborn, Michigan
    Birth name was Artur Simeonvich Elimchik
    Russian-Jewish heritage
    Game show host for 'Say When!' (1961-65), 'Fractured Phrases' (1965), 'Temptation' (1967), 'Matches 'N Mates' (1967-68), 'Pay Cards!' (1968-69 & 1981-82), 'The Who, What or Where Game' (1969-74), 'Blank Check' (1975), 'The Magnificent Marble Machine' (1975-76) and 'Catch Phrase' (1985)
    Announcer for 'Concentration' (1958-61), 'Face the Music' (1980), 'The Joker's Wild' (1981-82), 'The New Tic Tac Dough' (1981-82 & 1990), 'Classic Concentration' (1991) and 'The New Family Feud' (1991)
    Acted in 'Raw Justice (1984)' and 'Mallrats (1985)'
    Died while visiting his brother in Palm Springs, CA at age 74
    He tried out with the New York Yankees in 1946 without success.
    He was the announcer for the God awful 1978 made-for-TV 'Star Wars Holiday Special.'
    He opened Art James Productions in the 1990s, a venture that staged game shows designed to teach job skills via public speaking.
    He was twice divorced.
    Stationed in Germany after World War II, he worked as an announcer for the Armed Forces Network.
    He was fluent in Russian and taught English to Russian immigrants.
    He worked doing small parts on Broadway during the 1950s.
    Doing a live plug for Peter Pan peanut butter, he put a knife in the jar and the bottom fell out, a bit that has made it on several blooper shows.
    He has written pieces for TV Guide about life in the game show world.

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    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 911 Votes: 46.10% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
 
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