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Chuck Barris (1929–2017)


Chuck Barris was born on June 3, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Charles Hirsch Barris. He was a producer, known for X-Men: First Class (2011), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and The Gong Show (1976). He was married to Mary Clagett Kane, Robin Altman and Lynne Frances Levy. He died on March 21, 2017 in Palisades... See full bio »

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 1986 Bamboozle (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1986 The All-New Dating Game (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1985 Anything for Laughs (TV Special) (producer)
 1984 The New Newlywed Game (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1981 Treasure Hunt (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1979 3's a Crowd (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 September 1979 (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1978 The $1.98 Beauty Show (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1977 The Newlywed Game (TV Series) (executive producer - 1977-1980)
 1977 The All-Star Gong Show Special (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1976 The Gong Show (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 June 1976 (1976) ... (producer)
 1973 The New Treasure Hunt (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1972 Cop Out! (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1969 The Game Game (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Premiere Show (1969) ... (executive producer)
 1966-1969 The Newlywed Game (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 August 1969 (1969) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 28 September 1968 (1968) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 11 July 1966 (1966) ... (executive producer)
 1969 The Mama Cass Television Program (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1968 Operation: Entertainment (TV Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... (executive producer)
 1966-1967 Dream Girl of '67 (TV Series) (executive producer - 270 episodes)
- The Dream Girl of 1967 Pageant (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 270) (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 269) (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 268) (1967) ... (executive producer)
- The Dream Girl of 1967 (Show No. 267) (1967) ... (executive producer)
 1966 The Dating Game (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 October 1966 (1966) ... (producer)
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Other Works:

Author of book "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: An Unauthorized Autobiography" (1982) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

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[Of his interest in working in game shows]: Only that I was privy to watching them. See, ABC would go on the air at 5 at night, and they wanted to get competitive with NBC and CBS. So they backed up-they went from 5 to 4 to 3 to 2, all the way back to 1-and they did it with game shows, because a) They were inexpensive, and b) If they hit, they hit big, and if they didn't hit, they could be ... See more »

Trivia:

Before a young comedian, Murray Langston would act in The Gong Show (1976), he used to appear on The Dating Game (1965), which was also created by Barris, as one of the bachelors, who was actually picked to date by actress Louisa Moritz. See more »

Trademark:

His accentuated hand-clapping between sentences. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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