This fact is really a shame, because there have been some talented women who have fronted popular games over the years and it would be great to see more of them today.The following female hosts are just a few of our favorites, all from American game shows.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was a massive hit in prime time, and when the show moved to syndication a new host was needed to replace the incomparable Regis Philbin.
There are plenty of other great ones out there, especially if you look at foreign game shows. and even though the show itself wasn't a big hit, her role as host was.
Betty White is well known for a lot of things, including her prowess as a game show competitor. She was the first woman to win the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host (1983), and her competition for the title couldn't have been tougher -- she beat out Richard Dawson and Dick Clark.
(Roy Rivenburg)Charles Hirsch Barris was born June 3, 1929, in Philadelphia, the son of a dentist.
He grew up with show business aspirations and climbed upward — one menial job after another. He was also a songwriter, penning “Palisades Park,” which was turned into an uptempo hit in 1962 by Freddie Cannon.