Producer-writer-actor Bill Armstrong died Jan. 2 of cancer in Valencia. He was 68.
A native of Gloucester, Mass., Armstrong served as a Marine during the Korean War. Later, he landed in Hollywood to try his luck as an actor. He began with bits in Westerns and military films. In the early 1960s, his career began to bloom as he moved into production and became producer and writer of the original “Hollywood Squares” with Peter Marshall.
He eventually became the host of “Liars Club” and the scribe and announcer of “Celebrity Sweepstakes.”
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Armstrong produced documentaries including “Custer’s Last Trooper,” “U.S.S. Arizona,” “The Life and Death of a Lady” and “Buffalo Soldiers.”
He is survived by his daughter, mother and sister.
According to his wishes, there will be no funeral or services.