Allen Ludden - Television personality, emcee and game show host; born Allen Packard Ellsworth on October 5, 1917 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Ludden is best known for having hosted various incarnations of the game show Password between 1961 and 1980.
Ludden's father, Elmer Ellsworth, died of the Spanish flu in 1919. When Ludden was about five years old, his mother remarried, to Homer Ludden, Jr.
Allen was given his adoptive father's name and became Allen Ellsworth Ludden. The family lived briefly in the Wisconsin cities of Janesville, Elkhorn, Antigo and Waupaca before moving to Texas when Allen was nine years old.
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Above: Publicity photo of Allen Ludden with his second wife, Betty White, in 1963.
Above: Allen Ludden on Password Plus with guests Patty Duke and Bill Cullen.