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The Price is Right from 1972 until 1985. Before his career as a game show announcer, he was the host on the DuMont Television Network. His first announcing job was on the original 1958 version of Name That Tune. At one time, he sub-hosted Play Your Hunch while current host Merv Griffin was out. John passed away from a brain hemorrhage on October 12, 1985; he was 75. Fellow game show announcers Randy West and Rich Fields are fans and proteges of Olson, as well as his successor Rod Roddy.
- Super Bingo
- Keep it in the Family
- On Your Mark
- Manhattan Honeymoon
- Play Your Hunch
- The Price is Right
- Match Game
- Name That Tune
- Double Dare
- Now You See It
- Body Language
- Password Plus (Fill-in for Gene Wood)
- I've Got a Secret
- To Tell the Truth
- Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour (Fill-in for Gene Wood)
- Blockbusters (substitute for Bob Hilton)
- Card Sharks (pilots)
- Family Feud (pilot)
- What's My Line?
- What's My Line? at 25 (90-min special)
- Snap Judgment
- Supermarket Sweep (as a sub announcer)
- Joe Garagiola's Memory Game
- He Said, She Said
- Get The Message
- You're in the Picture (one episode only)
- TV's Funniest Game Show Moments (1984 special)
Commemoration on the death of Johnny OlsonEdit
Since taping this program, we've lost our good friend, Johnny Olson. You'll continue to see and hear Johnny on the many programs he's already taped. He was dearly loved by all of us and he'll be sorely missed. - Bob Barker (1985)