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Bill Cullen
Name: William Lawrence Francis "Bill" Cullen
Born: February 18, 1920
Birth Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: July 7, 1990 (age 70)
Place of death: Bel Air, California, U.S.
Occupation: Host, Comedian, Radio DJ, Pilot
Years active: 1946-1987
Known for: Hosting the original version of The Price is Right and To Tell the Truth

William Lawrence Francis "Bill" Cullen (b. February 18, 1920 – d. July 7, 1990) was an American radio and television personality whose career spanned five decades. He was best known for television game shows, where he hosted multiple series (including the original version of The Price is Right, The $25,000 Pyramid, and Blockbusters), and served as a panelist for over twenty years combined on I've Got a Secret and To Tell the Truth.


Cullen died on July 7, 1990, of lung cancer as he smoked for the majority of his life.


He was in the running to host the 1972 revival of The Price is Right for CBS but the physical demands of the new format were considered too strenuous for him.

Famous Catchphrase[]

"Please do not help." - Requesting the studio audience not to shout out answers as a critical question is asked.

Game Shows hosted[]




Bill rarely takes his glasses off, unless it was for a silly reason. Here are two examples.


Bill Cullen's World @ (Older)
Bill Cullen's World @
The Bill Cullen Homepage