Bill Cullen
Name: William Lawrence Francis "Bill" Cullen
Born: February 18, 1920
Died: July 7, 1990 (age 70)
Place of death: Bel Air, California, U.S.
Occupation: Host, Comedian, Radio DJ, Pilot
Years active: 1952-1988
Known for: Hosting the original version of The Price is Right and To Tell the Truth
William Lawrence Francis "Bill" Cullen (February 18, 1920 – July 7, 1990) was an American radio and television personality whose career spanned five decades. He was best known for television game shows, where he hosted multiple series (including the original version of The Price is Right, The $25,000 Pyramid, and Blockbusters), and served as a panelist for over twenty years combined on I've Got a Secret and To Tell the Truth.

His career in American game shows is unmatched by anyone.

Famous CatchphraseEdit

"Please do not help." - Requesting the studio audience not to shout it out answers as a critical question is asked.

Game Shows hostedEdit


  • Winner Take All (1946-1950)
  • Catch Me If You Can (1948)
  • Hit the Jackpot (1948-1949, 1950)
  • Beat the Clock (1949; quiz show unrelated to the later stunt show)
  • Quick as a Flash (1949-1951)
  • Fun For All (1952-1953, as co-host)
  • Walk a Mile (1953-1955)
  • Stop the Music (1954-1955)



Bill rarely takes his glasses off, unless it was for a silly reason. Here are two examples.


Bill Cullen's World @
The Bill Cullen Homepage

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