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Comedian, game show host Ken Ober found dead in Santa Monica

Comedian Ken Ober, 52, host of the MTV game show "Remote Control" in the 1980s, was found dead Sunday at his home in Santa Monica, his agent Mark Measures said Monday. The cause was not known.

Ober, who got his break on "Star Search" in 1984, had most recently been working as a producer on the TV series "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Mind of Mencia."

More later at www.latimes.com/obits.

-- Claire Noland

 
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I also remember Ober as host of one of my favorite(though short-lived)game shows of all time, USA Network's "Smush".
The cleverly mounted show required players to connect or "smush" names of people or places together.

Thanks to everyone who emailed about Adam Sandler also being a regular on "Remote Control." Here's a link to Stud Boy himself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grK66SReEFA


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