Dowager Queen of the Game Shows

Self-proclaimed nickname of actress, comedienne Pat Carroll whose early years in television consisted of being a panelist or guest on numerous game shows including WHO SAID THAT?/ABC/1955; MASQUERADE PARTY/CBS/ABC/NBC/1952-60; KEEP TALKING/CBS/1958-60; PASSWORD/CBS/1962-64; and THE PRICE IS RIGHT/CBS/ABC/1962-64.

Note: The dictionary defines a “Dowager” as an “elderly woman of wealth and dignity.”


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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