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10 Memorable Gong Show Clips to Celebrate Chuck Barris

23 March 2017 11:08 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chuck Barris, one of the most influential figures in American television history, died Tuesday at the age of 87.

Harris, whose career involved songwriting, working in ABC’s standards and practices department and — according to him — working for the CIA, was the creator of The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, both hugely important watersheds in the annals of television history.

Barris would then go on to create and host The Gong Show, which is best remembered for being one of the first barrels of unadulterated insanity to air on network television. Basically a variety competition “talent” show, Gong Show was »

- Alex Heigl

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Pee-Wee Herman, Bob Saget, Other Stars Pay Tribute to Chuck Barris

22 March 2017 1:49 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Chuck Barris, the host of “The Gong Show,” died Tuesday at age 87.

The amateur talent competition premiered in 1976 with Barris emceeing, a role he performed for four years. Barris was also a prolific producer, and his credits included “The Newlywed Game” and “The Dating Game.”

Comedian Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman, appeared multiple times on the show. He tweeted a tribute to Barris late Wednesday morning.

Rip Chuck Barris… a wonderful, happy, funny guyhttps://t.co/FsWdf8gDs0#GongShow #Rip #ChuckBarris #DatingGame #NewlywedGame pic.twitter.com/KkdCG1BqxE

— Pee-wee Herman (@peeweeherman) March 22, 2017

Reubens wrote: “Rip Chuck Barris, creator of The Gong Show. I appeared three times in his show The Dating Game, and Fourteen times on The Gong Show, many times in complete disguise. He helped support many artists by having them on The Gong Show. He was a wonderful, happy, funny guy. Rest In Peace, Chuck.”

Wreck-It Ralph” and “Zootopia” director Rich Moore appeared on “The Gong Show »

- Lawrence Yee

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Chuck Barris, ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’ Subject, Is Dead At 87

22 March 2017 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Chuck Barris, the game show host whose life was immortalized by the 2002 film “Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., Variety reports. He was 87.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” was adapted from his autobiography by Charlie Kaufman, and was the first directorial effort by George Clooney. The film starred Sam Rockwell as Barris, and told the story of his alleged side gig as a C.I.A. assassin in the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the agency denied.

Read More: ‘Talk Show the Game Show’ Live: Wanda Sykes Judges Nick Thune at SXSW

Barris was famous for hosting the 1970s NBC game show “The Gong Show,” a wacky and free-wheeling talent show spoof which he created and produced. (Will Arnett is bringing a “Gong Show” revival to ABC this summer). Before stepping on camera, Barris created and produced popular game show hits such as “The Dating Game, »

- Jude Dry

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Chuck Barris, ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’ Subject, Is Dead At 87

22 March 2017 7:48 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Chuck Barris, the game show host whose life was immortalized by the 2002 film “Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., Variety reports. He was 87.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” was adapted from his autobiography by Charlie Kaufman, and was the first directorial effort by George Clooney. The film starred Sam Rockwell as Barris, and told the story of his alleged side gig as a C.I.A. assassin in the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the agency denied.

Read More: ‘Talk Show the Game Show’ Live: Wanda Sykes Judges Nick Thune at SXSW

Barris was famous for hosting the 1970s NBC game show “The Gong Show,” a wacky and free-wheeling talent show spoof which he created and produced. (Will Arnett is bringing a “Gong Show” revival to ABC this summer). Before stepping on camera, Barris created and produced popular game show hits such as “The Dating Game, »

- Jude Dry

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Chuck Barris, 'Gong Show' and 'Dating Game' Creator, Dead at 87

22 March 2017 7:44 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Chuck Barris, the quirky host of the controversial and absurd Seventies series The Gong Show and creator of hit game shows like The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, died Tuesday. He was 87.

Barris died of natural causes at his home in Palisades, New York, his longtime publicist told The Associated Press.

Dubbed the "King of Schlock," Barris' long career in show business began behind the scenes, first on programs like American Bandstand and then as a songwriter thanks to Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park." The song peaked at Number »

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Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host And ‘Dating Game’ Creator, Dies At 87

22 March 2017 6:27 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

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, he claimed to have worked for the CIA […] »

- Aynslee Darmon

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Gong Show's Chuck Barris Dead at 87

22 March 2017 4:29 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Chuck Barris, creator and host of The Gong Show, died on Tuesday. He was 87.

The TV personality, often referred to as “The King of Schlock” and “The Baron of Bad Taste,” died of natural causes in his Palisades, N.Y. residence, The Associated Press reports. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 16 years.

Barris’ Gong Show aired in daytime on NBC from 1976 through 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1977-’80; a short-lived revival, hosted by radio personality Don Bleu, aired from 1988-’89. Prior to that, Barris created The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. He also hosted The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show »

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'Gong Show' Host, Creator Chuck Barris Dead at 87

21 March 2017 11:11 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Game show legend Chuck Barris -- creator and host of "The Gong Show" -- died Tuesday of natural causes at his home in Palisades, NY ... according to his publicist. In addition to starting 'Gong Show' in 1976 ... Barris had also created "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game" in the '60s. He claimed to have been a CIA assassin on the side, as chronicled in his autobiography, 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.' The book »

- TMZ Staff

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Chuck Barris, Creator and Host of The Gong Show, Dead at 87

21 March 2017 11:02 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Legendary game show host Chuck Barris passed away on Tuesday. He was 87.

His publicist said Barris died of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., according to Variety.

Barris created and hosted the classic game show The Gong Show, and created both The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game.

His autobiography, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, was made into a film in 2002, which was directed by George Clooney. Sam Rockwell starred as Barris, who claimed in the book that he worked as a CIA assassin in the 1960s and 70s.

Barris was survived by his wife Mary. »

- Daniel Goldblatt

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Chuck Barris Dies: ‘Gong Show’ Host Was 87

21 March 2017 10:47 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Chuck Barris, host of The Gong Show, died Tuesday, March 21, of natural causes in Palisades, New York, The Associated Press confirmed. He was 87. Best known for hosting the 1970s NBC game show The Gong Show, he also created genre classics The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. The Gong Show, created and produced by Barris, aired on NBC in daytime from 1976 through 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989. Barris hosted the show on NBC and from… »

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Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host, Dies at 87

21 March 2017 10:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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.

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- Pat Saperstein

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Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host, Dies at 87

21 March 2017 10:15 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chuck Barris, the beloved host of the “Gong Show” died Tuesday. He was 87.

Along with producing “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” Barris also wrote a hit autobiography titled “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” which went on to become a movie directed by George Clooney and starring Sam Rockwell.

He died of natural causes in his home in Palisades, New York, according to his family, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

The energetic host was also renewed for writing the pop song “Palisades Park,” a hit for Freddy Cannon, and follow up books “Bad Grass Never Dies” and “Della: A Memoir of My. »

- Debbie Emery

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‘Catastrophe’ Season 3 Premiere Date & Teaser: Creator-Stars Kick It ‘Newlywed Game’-Style

8 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: For those clamoring for more of the intercontinental adventures of Sharon and Rob, take heart: As noted in the promo video above, the third season of the irreverent comedy Catastrophe arrives April 28 on Amazon Prime Video. The clip features creators, stars and Emmy-nominated writers Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney taking a page from The Newlywed Game, with questions including who takes longer to get ready (duh!) and who has the bigger potty mouth (tossup). The… »

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