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Gene Rayburn (1917–1999)


Gene Rayburn was born on December 22, 1917, in Christopher, Illinois. After his father died at a very young age, his mother moved to Chicago and married Milan Rubessa, and Gene adopted his stepfather's name. As Gene Rubessa, he acted in high school plays and hoped to follow an acting career. He moved to New York City in the 1930s where he was a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Match Game
The Match Game Himself - Host / Himself - Team Captain / Team Captain
(1962-1969)
Match Game 73
Match Game 73 Himself - Host
(1973-1982)
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour Himself - Match Game Host / Hollywood Squares Panelist
(1983-1984)
Match Game PM
Match Game PM Himself - Host
(1975-1981)

Filmography

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 1979-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
George Finley / Lyle / Mason Randolph
- April in Boston/Saving Grace/Breaks of Life (1982) ... George Finley
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Bob Barclay
- Forget Me Not/The Quiz Masters (1982) ... Bob Barclay
 1981 Aloha Paradise (TV Series)
Jerry
 1980 Here's Boomer (TV Series)
Emcee
- Boomer and Miss 21st Century (1980) ... Emcee
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Quentin Frazier (1982)
 1959 It Happened to Jane
Gene Rayburn - WTIC-TV Reporter (uncredited)
 1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1982-83) Appeared on WNEW-TV in New York on TV show "Helluva Town," which highlighted some of the best places to visit in Manhattan. See more »

Alternate Names:

Gene & Helen

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When asked what his greatest fear was, he replied, "Being caught stealing something cheap."

Trivia:

He stated on an episode of Match Game that as a bombardier-navigator during World War II, he got airsick on every mission. See more »

Trademark:

From about 1974 on "Match Game '7x", always carried a Sony ECM-51 microphone See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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