The original version of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! aired way back in 1949 and was actually hosted by Ripley. He died of a heart attach after only a handful of episodes and the show did not survive for long after that. The the show was revived from 1982 to 1986 on the American ABC television network and i never missed an episodes. It was hosted by push-up enthusiast and character actor Jack Palance throughout its run, while three different co-hosts appeared from season to season, including Holly Palance, Catherine Shirriff, and Marie Osmond.
Here is how the show usually started…
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