Bill Cullen

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Cullen in 1954

Bill Cullen (February 18, 1920 – July 7, 1990) was an American television game show host. His full name was William Lawrence Cullen.

Cullen was originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He suffered from polio as a child. He had a limp for the remainder of his life.

Cullen was best known for hosting the original version of The Price is Right on the television networks NBC and ABC. That show is now on CBS and hosted by Drew Carey. He also hosted a version of The $25,000 Pyramid, Child's Play, and Blockbusters.

Bill Cullen died in Bel Air, California in 1990 from lung cancer after smoking for most of his life.