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Ian Turpie Dead Aged 68

Written by John Ritchie on March 11, 2012

Australian game show host and former pop star, Ian Turpie, has died aged 68. Turpie, who was affectionately known as Turps, lost a year-long battle with cancer.

Turpie featured on Bandstand, The Graham Kennedy Show and The Go Show, just to name a few, buthe was best known as the host of The Price Is Right during the 80s.

Turpie was born in Melbourne in 1943; his career began in radio before he moved to television. He starred in radio programs alongside Sir Robert Helpmann and June Bronhill, and featured in D24.

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