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Pat Morita, 'Karate Kid' Star and Beloved 'Happy Days' Cook, Is Remembered on GSN the Week of DeC. 5th

[via press release from GSN]

Pat Morita, 'Karate Kid' Star and Beloved 'Happy Days' Cook, is Remembered on GSN the Week of Dec. 5th

Morita Tribute Features Classic Game Show Appearances on 'MATCH GAME'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 29 -- GSN will be airing a week-long MATCH GAME tribute to actor Pat Morita, who passed away Thursday at the age of 73. Beginning Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 9 from 3:30-4:00 PM ET/PT, GSN will air some classic episodes of Morita as a panelist on the Gene Rayburn-hosted show, MATCH GAME. The network will air one of the five original 1976 MATCH GAMES each day of the week.

Morita was best known for his Academy Award-nominated role as Mr. Miyagi in the "Karate Kid" movies and for his role as restaurant owner "Arnold" on the hit television series "Happy Days". In addition to his film career and game show appearances on MATCH GAME, Morita was a special guest on more than 70 television series including "Hawaii Five-O", "M*A*S*H", "Sanford and Son" and "Baywatch". He also served as a voice talent on the Disney animated movies "Mulan" and "Mulan II".

GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The network features game shows, reality series, documentaries, video game programs and casino games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over 100 hours per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Reaching 58 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

Web Site: http://corp.gsn.com

  [november 2005]  


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