Herb Stempel, the contestant on NBC’s ‘Twenty-One’ who helped expose the rigged television quiz shows of the 1950s after he was “defeated” by Charles Van Doren, has died at the age of 93 https://t.co/VAxEj8dx45
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 31, 2020
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Last year, Charles Van Doren, notably of the quiz show scandals, died on April 9th. It has just been reported that Herb Stempel, the quiz show whistleblower, died this past April 7, almost exactly a year later. The movie Quiz Show tells their story. https://t.co/Jiu08PbjnA
— James L Neibaur (@JimLNeibaur) May 31, 2020
The real-life Herbert Stempel (portrayed by John Turturro in Quiz Show) outlived the real-life Charles Van Doren (portrayed by Ralph Fiennes) by one year. Van Doren died last April, also at the age of 93. https://t.co/s91qft58IM
— Robert Price (@RobertPriceTV) May 31, 2020
Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal and join his name in history to winning contestant Charles Van Doren, has died age 93. https://t.co/U2Js9zzxT1
— The Denver Post (@denverpost) June 1, 2020