Bernard Whalen "Bert" Convy (July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991) was an American game show host and panelist, actor and singer known for his tenure as the host for Tattletales, Super Password, and Win, Lose or Draw.
He also hosted the syndicated version of Win, Lose or Draw (1987–1990), which he co-produced with Burt Reynolds (under the firm Burt and Bert Productions). The final season of Win, Lose or Draw was hosted by Robb Weller, freeing up Convy to host his last game show, 3rd Degree, a syndicated program that ran during the 1989–90 TV season. He was also slated to host the 1990 revival of Match Game but was too ill to do so (comedian Ross Shafer took the role instead).
Convy also starred in several movies, most memorably in the film Semi-Tough (1977) where he played a caricature of Werner Erhard named "Friedrich Bismark." He starred in French director Philippe de Broca's Les Caprices de Marie ("Give Her The Moon", 1970). He also made a fine appearance in "Help Wanted: Male" (1982). In addition, he directed the 1986 comedy Weekend Warriors. In 1980, Convy produced and directed the Goodspeed Opera House premiere of the musical Zapata, music and lyrics by Harry Nilsson and Perry Botkin, Jr., libretto by Allan Katz. Convy's final feature film was the 1981 movie Cannonball Run, in which he played a character named Bradford Compton. He also appeared in an episode of Hawaii Five-0 and starred in the premiere episode of Fantasy Island.
Convy claimed to have the ability to predict the sex of unborn children. A few times on Super Password, he would put his hands on a pregnant contestant's stomach and remarked how he had guessed correctly the sex of 19 babies in a row, including all of the actor John Ritter's children with his first wife Nancy Morgan (Carly, Tyler, and Jason). (Convy and Ritter had appeared together in the 1979 theatrical release, Hero At Large.) On another episode, he claimed his on-going tally was 34 out of 36; he also said that on one occasion he simply could not predict if a particular woman was going to have a boy or girl, and it turned out the lady had twins--one boy, one girl. One of the celebrity contestants on that episode, Dick Cavett, quipped, "Why did I see you the other day putting your hands like that on a woman who wasn't pregnant?"
Convy was married twice: to Anne Anderson, with whom he had three children; and to Catherine Hills, to whom he wed five months prior to his death. Bert's daughter Jennifer also has been involved in television, moderating shows on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). His youngest son, Jonah Convy, is also involved in show business. His eldest son, Joshua Convy, is an accountant.