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When Family Feud host Richard Dawson died Saturday we read his obituary and were astonished by one fact we never knew about his life. He was married to British bombshell pinup girl Diana Dors for seven years! Diana was touted as the Marilyn Monroe of the UK – actually she was something of a “poor man’s“ version of Marilyn. When they met in the 50’s, Richard was a comic billed as “Dickie Dawson” and he was hired as part of her nightclub act. They had two sons and in 1966 she left him for yet another man. Alas, we didn’t realize the game show host had such a titillating past.

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  1. In later life (although she died relatively young) Diana Dors appeared in the UK comedy series the Two Ronnies. By that time she had put on some weight. She was funny. Check her out on You Tube:


    Diana appears at the 3:10 mark.

  2. It would be my suggestion that before Miss Charlton post’s such comments that she DOES he homework, correctly. Diana Dors WAS NOT a ‘poor man’s version of Marilyn Monroe’. In fact she was a hugely talented and popular actress, who today remains much loved and revered.

    In a 37 year career Diana Dors was star of film, stage, television and Music. And after a successful stint in Las Vegas in 1959, Diana would work in the US on many populat TV shows, and appeared in several summer stock plays.

  3. If that’s a “poor man’s Marilyn”, I’m sure there were many men emptying their wallets to line up.

    This was sad news. Loved him on Family Feud, and my husband and son love the old Hogan’s Heroes series DVDs.

  4. She’s pulling our leg. Of course, Janet knew about Dawson & Dors. She’s just making sure we know about it. 🙂

    Wasn’t Dors (born Diana Mary Fluck)sexy? I know had I gone to school with her that I would have thought up naughty limericks to that last name. lol


    Quote per Diana Dors—–

    “I was the first home-grown sex symbol, rather like Britain’s naughty seaside postcards. When Marilyn Monroe’s first film was shown here [The Asphalt Jungle (1950)], a columnist actually wrote, “How much like our Diana Dors she is”.

  5. After his divorce from Diana Dors, he continued to send flowers to his ex-wife on her birthday, every year, and always defended her. (per imdb.com)

  6. I’ve known this tidbit for years, Janet. You’re a gossip columnist and YOU didn’t know it? Why ever not?

  7. Fishlips Lindsay Lohan could play her very well….but who would care?

    RIP Richard D.

  8. Richard was singularly responsible for the transmission of Simplex B in North America.

  9. Janet’s psycho poster Magnotta, has been nabbed in Berlin.
    To bad he faces his charges in the bleeding heart Canadian system.

  10. Patrick, I just saw that. Good to see he was caught.

    Do you suppose it was this website that made him psycho? 🙂

  11. She looks a bit “manish” in the top photo.

    And Joan Collins was the poor man’s Elizabeth Taylor.

  12. Well…perhaps, Walt.
    We kinda cultivate sum a doze here.
    Anybody seen, REta?

  13. The only thing I remember about this fella is that he used to try to kiss and fondle all of the good looking women on FF back in the day! Hahaaaaaa

    It was entertaining.

  14. @Walt Y’know, ya could have left out the “L” in her last name. (LOL!!)

    As a few posters mentioned, Richard always kissing all the women, wonder if he ever screwed up & accidentally kissed any men?

  15. his brother in law did some “Iternal Investigations” with him……….

  16. My only little tidbit about Dawson is that his son kept an apartment on Crescent Heights and Sunset — that’s where the son’s girlfriend lived, and dad Richard paid the rent. And oh yeah, the son was married at the time. This was mid-1980s…

  17. Dickie Dawson was born Colin Emm. Was a great impersonator. He was my dad’s cousin.

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