DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Mark Goodson (aged 77)
-American television producer
Mark Leo Goodson (January 14, 1915 – December 18, 1992) was an American television producer who specialized in game shows, most frequently with his business partner Bill Todman, with whom he created Goodson-Todman Productions.
DEATH: Goodson died of pancreatic cancer on December 18, 1992 in New York City, a month before his 78th birthday. He is interred at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, California, along with Fannie Goodson and A. E. Goodson. After his death, Bob Barker gave him a small tribute that aired after an episode of The Price is Right, as an attached segment that followed the end credits and said, “This is a very sad time for The Price Is Right family. We’ve lost Mr. Mark Goodson, the creator of our show. Mr. Goodson, a legendary figure in television was respected throughout the industry and we shall miss his guidance in the years to come.” Then was followed by a memoriam of “Mark Goodson 1915-1992.”