Gameshow pioneer Ira Skutch dies
According to Variety, gameshow pioneer Ira Skutch passed away March 16 in Los Angeles of lymphoma. Skutch was 88 when he died. The TV historian began his career as a page at NBC, and subsequently served as a stage manager for shows like Kraft Television Theater and You Are an Artist. Later in his career, Skutch helped create popular game shows like Match Game and Password.