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Chuck Barris

Chuck BarrisAKA Charles Hirsch Barris

Born: 3-Jun-1929
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Game Show Host

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Host of The Gong Show

Composer of rock-n-roll hit Palisades Park (1962), performed by Freddy Cannon. In his 1984 memoir Confessions of a Dangerous Mind he claimed to have been under the employ of the CIA during his Gong Show days.

Wife: Lyn Levy
Wife: Robin Altman (div. 1999)
Wife: Mary (m. 2000)
Daughter: Della Barris (b. 24-Dec-1962, d. 28-Jul-1998 drug overdose)

    University: Drexel University (1953)

    Risk Factors: Lung Cancer

    TELEVISION
    The Dating Game Creator (1965-73)
    The Newlywed Game Creator (1966-74)
    The Gong Show Host (1976-80)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Gong Show Movie (9-May-1980)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (31-Dec-2002) · Actual Barris
    Hugo Pool (12-Dec-1997)
    The Gong Show Movie (9-May-1980) · Himself

Author of books:
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (1984, memoir)
The Game Show King: A Confession... (1993, memoir)


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