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Allen Ludden
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Name: Allen Packard Ellsworth
Born: October 5, 1917
Birth Hometown: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Died: June 9, 1981 (age 63)
Place of death: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Host
Years active: 1949–1981
Known for: Hosting Password and Password Plus

Allen Ludden (b. October 5, 1917–d. June 9, 1981) was an American television emcee and game show host. He was born Allen Packard Ellsworth in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated. For many years up until his death, he was married to frequent Password player and actress Betty White. Ludden suffered stomach cancer and had a stroke, causing his death on June 9, 1981. Ludden was buried beside his father in the Ellsworth family plot in Graceland Cemetery in his hometown of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. He is survived by his three children.

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