Wink Martindale Bio
(Disc jockey, radio personality, game show host, and television producer)
Facts of Wink Martindale
|Full Name:||Wink Martindale|
|Age:||85 years 10 months|
|Birth Date:||December 04, 1933|
|Birth Place:||Jackson, Tennessee, USA|
|Net Worth:||$ 20 million dollars|
|Profession:||Disc jockey, radio personality, game show host, and television producer|
|Mother's Name:||Frances Geraldine Martindale|
|Education:||University of Memphis|
|Eye Color:||Grayish Blue|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Leo, Aquarius|
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They gave me a job at $25 per week, and for that, you were expected to do everything. You read commercials, the news - play-by-play high school football and basketball, and you played records. If the floor needed sweeping, you did that too
I had been a deejay since I was 17. My roots were in radio, but I thought it would be fun to try my hand hosting a television game. I'd become addicted to Allen Ludden's popular show, 'Password.' And after hosting a local version of 'What's This Song,' a musical show featuring celebrities, NBC added it to its daytime lineup.
Relationship Statistics of Wink Martindale
|What is Wink Martindale marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Wink Martindale get married ? (married date):||August 02, 1975|
|How many children does Wink Martindale have ? (name):||Four (Wink Martindale Jr., Lisa Martindale, Lynn Martindale, and Laura Martindale)|
|Is Wink Martindale having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Wink Martindale gay ?:||No|
|Who is Wink Martindale wife ? (name):||Sandy Ferra|
More about the relationship
Wink Martindale married twice (Madelyn Leech, Sandy Ferra). He married Madelyn Leech in 1954, the marriage didn’t go well so they got divorced in 1971. Then, he Sandy Ferra on August 2, 1975, the couple has four children namely, Wink Martindale Jr., Lisa Martindale, Lynn Martindale, and Laura Martindale. Moreover, they are living a happy life together with no marital affairs.
Who is Wink Martindale?
Wink is an American disc jockey, radio personality, game show host, and television producer. Additionally, he is well known for hosting Tic-Tac-Dough from 1978 to 1985, Gambit from 1972 to 1976 (and again from 1980 to 1981), High Rollers from 1987 to 1988, and Debt from 1996 to 1998.
Wink Martindale: Childhood, Education, and Family
Wink was born in Jackson, Tennessee, the United States on December 4, 1933, his mother’s name is Frances Geraldine Martindale but his father’s name is unknown. His birth name is Winston Conrad “Wink” Martindale. There isn’t any information regarding his siblings. He belongs to American nationality and English ethnicity. His birth sign is Sagittarius.
Talking about his education, he attended the University of Memphis and graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1957. While there, he also became a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Wink Martindale: Early Professional Career, Salary, and Net Worth
On talking about his profession, during 1954, he was showing the WHBQ studio to some friends when he realized that his colleague. Whereas, he rendition of the spoken-word song “Deck of Cards” went to no. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In addition, his first game-show hosting job was on the show What’s This Song? Then, from 1970 to 1971, he also hosted a similar song-recognition game show, Words, and Music, again on NBC.
During 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Whereas, he has also appeared in various TV commercials, including a stint as a pitchman for the travel website Orbitz. On June 2, 2009, he also signed with the syndicated Hit Parade Radio format. The format began operation on February 7, 2010, with him as afternoon drive personality. The syndicator stopped operating on June 6, 2010.
During 2008, he also appeared on GSN Live, an interstitial program during the afternoon block of classic game show reruns. Likewise, his last program was the GSN original series Instant Recall, which premiered on March 4, 2010. During 2012, he returned to radio, as host of The 100 Greatest Christmas Hits Of All-Time.
Wink garnered the ACE Awards in 1989. He won Star on the Walk of Fame Awards for Television. There is no information about his salary. His net worth is around $20 million dollars.
Wink Martindale: Rumors and Controversy
There was a controversy that, he had a long-standing friendly feud with Chuck Woolery and Gene Rayburn. During 1999, he admitted that Rayburn and Woolery were responsible for his potty-humored nicknamed of “Stink Fartindale” and would always fondly remember their times together.
Wink Martindale: Description of Body Measurements
Wink’s hair color is brown and his eye color is grayish blue. However, his height, weight, and shoe sizes etc are unknown.
Wink Martindale: Social Media
He has over 1.5K followers on Facebook. Likewise, he has over 3.1K followers on Twitter. He is not active on Instagram.