The recent death of game show host Geoff Edwards at 83 reminded me of a very interesting comment I had read.
When Mark Goodson originally pitched Family Feud in 1976, he originally wanted Edwards to host Feud, but it never panned out. Fast forward to 1988, when CBS had made an order for the first (of two) revivals of Feud (the second revival, in 1999, is now in its 15th season with Steve Harvey hosting). Once again, Mark Goodson had a host in mind, but it was not the host that made it to final production.
The answer: This "Broadway" legend was originally planned by Mark Goodson to host the 1988 (CBS) revival of Family Feud, but a contract could not be signed. ◙