Ralph Andrews, born in (1927/1928, and passed away October 16, 2015.
Ralph was an American television producer best known for producing the hit 1960s game show You Don’t Say!, the 1970s game show Celebrity Sweepstakes, and the original 1987 version of Lingo.
He also produced It Takes Two (game show) the Vin Scully edition, Liar’s Club and 50 Grand Slam in the 1970s, as well as I’ll Bet in 1965, and its revival which had a healthy four-year run from 1969 called It’s Your Bet.
One of his final productions was a syndicated game show called Yahtzee.
Ralph has also directed and produced motion pictures, directing the film Silent Treatment in 1968.
He was the executive producer of the film Wild in the Sky in 1972.
From 1980-1986, Ralph Andrews and his production company had an office at Columbia Pictures’ lot located at the Burbank Studios in Burbank, California.
Ralph had a deal with Columbia Pictures Television to present projects to the studio.
If CPT wasn’t interested, Ralph had the right to pass on the project to other studios as long as he was properly credited; the provisions in the contract led to a lawsuit filed against Paramount Television by Ralph over the 1984 game show Anything for Money, which had originated in Ralph ‘ production company.
After his career in television, Ralph wrote an opinion column expounding on his mostly conservative-Republican views.
On October 16, 2015, Ralph Andrews died of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 87.