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Date of Birth 25 April 1932Berkeley, California, USA
Date of Death 9 March 2015Pasadena, California, USA  (complications from diabetes)
Birth NameEugene Sidney Patton
Nickname Gene Gene The Dancing Machine

Mini Bio (1)

Gene Patton was born on April 25, 1932 in Berkeley, California, USA as Eugene Sidney Patton. He is known for his work on Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), The Gong Show (1976) and My Tutor (1983). He was married to Doris M. Prince and Carol Larson. He died on March 9, 2015 in Pasadena, California.

Spouse (2)

Doris M. Prince (13 January 1964 - 17 November 2007) (her death) (4 children)
Carol Larson (? - ?) (divorced) (5 children)

Trivia (4)

Lost both legs to diabetes in 2001; briefly appears wearing prostheses in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002).
First African-American member of International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Local 33.
Worked as a camera man for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.". [1998]
He gained fame as "Gene! Gene! The Dancing Machine!" on Chuck Barris' "The Gong Show". A regular performer, he would dance to Count Basie's "Jumping' At The Woodside".

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