Johnny Gilbert

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Gilbert in a 1945 magazine cover

John L. Gilbert III (born July 13, 1924) is an American television personality and actor. He worked mainly on television game shows.[1] He was a nightclub singer and entertainer before becoming an announced for television game shows. He is known for his work as the announcer and audience host for the syndicated version of the quiz show Jeopardy!.[1]

Gilbert was born in Newport News, Virginia.[2]

In 2017 Gilbert was honored by the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest career as a game show announcer for a single show, after 32 years with Jeopardy.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Official website of Johnny Gilbert". Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Johnny Gilbert: Three Talents and Two Voices". The Milwaukee Sentinel. May 17, 1959. p. 2.
  3. PSG, 360. "'Voice of "Jeopardy!" ' Johnny Gilbert, earns Guinness World Records title for longest career as a game show announcer for same show". maint: numeric names: authors list (link)