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Gene Wood
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Name: Eugene Edward "Gene" Wood
Born: October 20, 1925
Birth Hometown: Quincy, Massachusetts
Died: May 21, 2004 (age 78)
Place of death: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Host, Announcer
Years active: 1965-1999
Known for: His amazing career on game show announcing

Eugene Edward "Gene" Wood (born October 20, 1925, from Quincy, Massachusetts; died May 21, 2004, in Boston, Massachusetts) was an announcer on many Mark Goodson shows as well as a host on a few others. When he retired from game shows in 1996, he did voice-overs for the Game Show Network until 1998. Wood died of lung cancer on May 21, 2004 at age 78.

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  • Although Gene Wood's first announcing game show was Beat the Clock from 1969 to 1972, he later switched from announcing that show to hosting the show from '72 until '74.
  • Before Gene Wood announced Match Game in the early 1990s, he became a panelist in 1974.
  • Although you can hear Gene Wood in the intro for The Newlywed Game: A Silver Anniversary of Love and Laughter, he was never credited at the end of the special.