Reg Grundy

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Reginald Roy Grundy (4 August 1923 – 6 May 2016) was an Australian entrepreneur and media mogul, one of the pioneers and most successful of his generation, best known for his numerous television productions.wikipedia
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Wheel of Fortune (Australian game show)

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He was the creator of game shows such as Blankety Blanks (based on a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production, Match Game) and Wheel of Fortune (based on the Merv Griffin production of the same name), before later diversifying into soap operas and serials including Prisoner, The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours, which was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2005.
That version had been developed by Reg Grundy as a radio game show before it transferred to television in 1959.

Logie Hall of Fame

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He was the creator of game shows such as Blankety Blanks (based on a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production, Match Game) and Wheel of Fortune (based on the Merv Griffin production of the same name), before later diversifying into soap operas and serials including Prisoner, The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours, which was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2005.

Reg Grundy Organisation

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He founded his own production company Reg Grundy Organisation in 1960, and began producing game shows for the Australian and overseas market, before eventually branching out into drama in 1973. Grundy was the first person to sell an Australian drama to America (Prisoner) and the first to sell an Australian quiz show to the UK (Going for Gold). He subsequently started the US-based company Reg Grundy Productions, which produced the 1980s NBC daytime game shows $ale of the Century and Scrabble, as well as Time Machine, Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak for ABC and Scattergories.
Reg Grundy Productions (later the Grundy Organisation, then Grundy Entertainment and known informally as Grundy's) was an Australian television production company founded in 1959 by businessman Reg Grundy.

Sale of the Century (U.S. game show)

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Grundy was the first person to sell an Australian drama to America (Prisoner) and the first to sell an Australian quiz show to the UK (Going for Gold). He subsequently started the US-based company Reg Grundy Productions, which produced the 1980s NBC daytime game shows $ale of the Century and Scrabble, as well as Time Machine, Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak for ABC and Scattergories.
The rights to Sale of the Century were purchased in 1980 by Australian TV mogul Reg Grundy, who turned the show into a success in Australia (see Sale of the Century (Australian game show)) and eventually sold his format of the series to NBC.

Wheel of Fortune (1952 game show)

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While he was working at 2CH Sydney in 1957, Grundy conceived and hosted the Wheel of Fortune game show on radio, which moved to Channel Nine two years later.
Originally hosted by series producer Reg Grundy, he was replaced by Walter Elliott in 1962.

ABBA: The Movie

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In 1977, he co-produced ABBA: The Movie.

International Emmy Founders Award

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He received the International Emmy Founders Award in 1996 and the AFI Raymond Longford Award in 2010.

Joy Chambers

After Grundy and Powell divorced, he married the actress and author Joy Chambers in 1971.
Chambers was married to media mogul Reg Grundy from 1971 until his death in 2016.

Longford Lyell Award

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He received the International Emmy Founders Award in 1996 and the AFI Raymond Longford Award in 2010.

Blankety Blanks (Australian game show)

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He was the creator of game shows such as Blankety Blanks (based on a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production, Match Game) and Wheel of Fortune (based on the Merv Griffin production of the same name), before later diversifying into soap operas and serials including Prisoner, The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours, which was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2005.

Match Game

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He was the creator of game shows such as Blankety Blanks (based on a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production, Match Game) and Wheel of Fortune (based on the Merv Griffin production of the same name), before later diversifying into soap operas and serials including Prisoner, The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours, which was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2005.

Wheel of Fortune (U.S. game show)

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He was the creator of game shows such as Blankety Blanks (based on a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production, Match Game) and Wheel of Fortune (based on the Merv Griffin production of the same name), before later diversifying into soap operas and serials including Prisoner, The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours, which was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2005.

Prisoner (TV series)

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He was the creator of game shows such as Blankety Blanks (based on a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production, Match Game) and Wheel of Fortune (based on the Merv Griffin production of the same name), before later diversifying into soap operas and serials including Prisoner, The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours, which was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2005. The company produced several successful television soap operas and drama series including Class of '74, Class of '75, The Restless Years, The Young Doctors, Prisoner, Glenview High, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours.

The Young Doctors

He was the creator of game shows such as Blankety Blanks (based on a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production, Match Game) and Wheel of Fortune (based on the Merv Griffin production of the same name), before later diversifying into soap operas and serials including Prisoner, The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours, which was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2005. The company produced several successful television soap operas and drama series including Class of '74, Class of '75, The Restless Years, The Young Doctors, Prisoner, Glenview High, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours.

Sons and Daughters (Australian TV series)

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He was the creator of game shows such as Blankety Blanks (based on a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production, Match Game) and Wheel of Fortune (based on the Merv Griffin production of the same name), before later diversifying into soap operas and serials including Prisoner, The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours, which was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2005. The company produced several successful television soap operas and drama series including Class of '74, Class of '75, The Restless Years, The Young Doctors, Prisoner, Glenview High, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours.

Neighbours

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He was the creator of game shows such as Blankety Blanks (based on a Mark Goodson-Bill Todman production, Match Game) and Wheel of Fortune (based on the Merv Griffin production of the same name), before later diversifying into soap operas and serials including Prisoner, The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours, which was inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame in 2005. The company produced several successful television soap operas and drama series including Class of '74, Class of '75, The Restless Years, The Young Doctors, Prisoner, Glenview High, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours.

Sydney

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Reginald Roy Grundy was born on 4 August 1923 in Sydney, New South Wales, to Roy Grundy and Lillian Lees.

New South Wales

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Reginald Roy Grundy was born on 4 August 1923 in Sydney, New South Wales, to Roy Grundy and Lillian Lees.

Australian Army

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Grundy served in the Australian Army during World War II as a Sergeant stationed in Sydney in the 1 Motor Division Signals.

World War II

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Grundy served in the Australian Army during World War II as a Sergeant stationed in Sydney in the 1 Motor Division Signals.

2SM

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Grundy started his media career as a boxing and general sports commentator for the Sydney radio station 2SM in 1947.

2CH

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While he was working at 2CH Sydney in 1957, Grundy conceived and hosted the Wheel of Fortune game show on radio, which moved to Channel Nine two years later.

Nine Network

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While he was working at 2CH Sydney in 1957, Grundy conceived and hosted the Wheel of Fortune game show on radio, which moved to Channel Nine two years later.

Class of 74

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The company produced several successful television soap operas and drama series including Class of '74, Class of '75, The Restless Years, The Young Doctors, Prisoner, Glenview High, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours.

The Restless Years

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The company produced several successful television soap operas and drama series including Class of '74, Class of '75, The Restless Years, The Young Doctors, Prisoner, Glenview High, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours.