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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 »

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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)
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Announcer
- Episode #2.37 (1957) ... Announcer
 1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Bob Fisher and Arthur Marx's play, "The Impossible Years," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Helen Rayburn in the cast. See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

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

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Was Jonathan M. Goodson's and Chester Feldman's second choice to host the revamp version of Match Game (1990), replacing an ailing Bert Convy, but they were not interested in hiring him back, so they replaced him with comedian Ross Shafer. See more »

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Frequently asked some innuendo questions without any embarrassments. See more »

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Capricorn

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