Dick Clark Legacy: Part 2: $10,000 Pyramid

The late Dick Clark hosted the $10,000 Pyramid which debuted on March 26, 1973.

Dick Clark was the first host of the $10,000 Pyramid which was first seen on the CBS television network on March 26, 1973. Clark who was still hosting American Bandstand at the time, was now able to add game show host to his resume.

The first celebrity guests were June Lockhart and Rob Reiner, who teamed up with contestants to try to reach the top of the pyramid.

The name of the show was changed to $20,000 Pyramid on January 19, 1976.

William Shatner who was a semi-regular guest on the show never returned, after screaming and throwing a chair out of the winner’s circle, when he was unable to help a contestant win a bonus round.

Many celebrities appeared on the show multiple times with Teresa Ganzel appearing 125 times, Betty White 90 times, Patty Duke in 70 episodes and Michael J. Fox appearing in 30 episodes.

Dick Clark hosted a total of 1,065 episodes from 1973-1988.

Clark also hosted Scattergories which was televised for less than five months from January 18, 1993 to June 11, 1993.



Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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