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What the Best 80s Game Show Hosts Look Like Today and What They’re Doing Now!

These 10 hosts will always have a place in our hearts, and some are in their 90s and still working today!

Game show hosts come and go, but they’re never forgotten. Bob Eubanks, Marc Summers, and John Davidson are 80s game show hosts we will never forget — and you’ll be surprised to see what they’re up to now!

When it comes to TV hosts, none are quite as memorable as Peter Marshall, the host of Hollywood Squares, who today is 97 years old! “I think of all the fun we had, and most of these people aren’t still with us,” he told Closer Weekly about the show. “It kind of breaks my heart.”

Another interesting fact about Hollywood Squares you might not have known is that it was responsible for catapulting Burt Reynolds into stardom! “Burt Reynolds was not very well-known when he started the show,” Peter said. “He was so cute on Squares that The Tonight Show hired him and he did the Cosmo centerfold and all of a sudden he was this huge star. He was a really good guy.”

The end of an era? Or just the beginning?

Even in recent days we’ve seen changes to the familiar game show faces we’ve grown to love. In June, Pat Sajak announced that he’d be leaving his position as the host of Wheel of Fortune after 41 seasons. Sajak began hosting the popular game show in 1981.

Suzanne Prete, Executive Vice President of Game Shows at Sony Pictures Television, told In Touch: “As the host of Wheel of Fortune, Pat has entertained millions of viewers across America for 40 amazing years. We are incredibly grateful and proud to have had Pat as our host for all these years and we look forward to celebrating his outstanding career throughout the upcoming season.”

It was soon after announced that he would be replaced by longtime TV personality Ryan Seacrest will be taking the helm, or wheel if you will. (Read more about Ryan Seacrest on Wheel of Fortune).

Here, we take a look back at some of the most nostalgic 80s game show hosts that defined a generation…and find out what they are doing now.

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80s game show hosts then and now

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