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Gene Rayburn

Gene RayburnAKA Eugene Rubessa

Born: 22-Dec-1917
Birthplace: Christopher, IL
Died: 29-Nov-1999
Location of death: Gloucester, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in daughter's garden)

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Host of Match Game

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII)

Father: Milan Rubessa (stepfather)
Wife: Helen Ticknor (m. 1-Jan-1940, d. Oct-1996)
Daughter: Lynn (b. 5-Oct-1942)

    High School: Lindbloom High School, Chicago, IL (1934)
    University: Knox College, Galesburg, IL (attended, 1934-35)

    Dutch Treat Club (1989-92)
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
    Croatian Ancestry

    Match Game Host (1962-69, 1973-82)
    The Steve Allen Show Announcer (1956-59)

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