Ralph Edwards, a broadcasting legend best known as host of the popular 1950 television show This Is Your Life, died on Tuesday in his West Hollywood home. Edwards, who passed away in his sleep, was 92.
Edwards, who was born in Colorado, began his career in radio as a 16-year-old high school student in Oakland, California. Then, while pursuing a degree at UC Berkeley, he worked at the San Francisco stations KROW and KFRC.
His first major radio success came in 1940 with the popular game show Truth or Consequences, a lighthearted blend of quizzes and stunts.