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May 08, 2012 at 03:57 PM EDT

Bob Stewart, creator of several popular game shows such as The Price Is Right and To Tell the Truth, died on Friday in Los Angeles at the age of 91. Stewart died of respiratory failure, according to The New York Times.

As an affable producer with Mark Godson-Bill Todman Productions, Stewart created The Price is Right and To Tell the Truth in 1956, followed by Password in 1961. He started his own company in 1964 called Bob Stewart Productions, creating The $10,000 Pyramid, hosted by Dick Clark.

Stewart was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 2010, where long-time friend (and former Price is Right contestant) Betty White honored him. “I’ve always wanted to peek into Bob’s mind and see where these games came from,” she said. “I mean, the imagination it takes to put these complicated, perfectly polished games together … something must be going on in there.”

Watch a clip of Stewart and White jovially discuss The Price is Right below, along with a clip from Stewart’s interview with American Television on his creation of Password. 

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