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Old 03-23-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Chuck Barris, who hosted “The Gong Show” and created “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., his publicist confirmed. He was 87.

His autobiography, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” was made into a film directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris. In the book (subtitled “An Unauthorized Autobiography”), he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the CIA denied. “He also fabricated his life because it might have been the best way of getting at the truth. The truth was that back when he was the Jerry Springer of his day, he couldn’t stomach being attacked for doing something he considered harmless,” wrote Joel Stein in Time magazine.

The multi-talented game show creator was also a songwriter, writing songs such as “Palisades Park” as well as music for his game shows
Chuck Barris Dead; ‘Gong Show’ Host Was 87 | Variety
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:13 AM
 
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Used to love Gong show as a young one.

He was worth 120 million.
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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Loved the Gong Show.


Especially....... mean Gene the dancing machine...
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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the CIA finally caught up with him, they have long memories over there and don't like tattle-tales
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Old 03-28-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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RIP Chuck Barris.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:06 AM
 
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use to watch the gang show all the time ,as chuck put it, he made the first intentionally bad tv show.
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