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Ed Flesh Dies At 79 – Who?

You probably don’t know his name and you definitely would not know him if you had the chance to bump into him on the street. He is however, very much a part of ‘pop’ culture and he is probably more a part of your life than you ever imagined in fact, your contact with him might even be daily. It’s not like he invented the wheel or anything…or did he? Mr. Flesh died today of congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he was 79. He will be forever known as the designer of the ‘the wheel’ on “the Wheel of Fortune” game show. Flesh was a fixture in the game show industry for years helping to shape the look of shows like ‘The $25,000 Pyramid’, ‘Jeopardy’, ‘Name That Tune’ and ‘The Newlywed Game’. It was Flesh’s idea to have the wheel on ‘Fortune’ spin horizontally instead of vertically which gives the show it’s entire

Wheel of Fortune
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look. He even designed sets for David Letterman, Montel Williams and three special editions of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. So long, Mr. Flesh…..you DID invent the wheel and we thank you.

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