Chuck Barris, best known as host of the TV series “The Gong Show” and creator of “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday. He passed away at his home in Palisades, New York, from natural causes, according to publicist Paul Shefrin.
As host of “The Gong Show,” Barris introduced amateur performers to three celebrity judges, who could put a stop to terrible performances by striking the gong.
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Apart from game shows, Barris found success as a writer. It’s not me.” He is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Mary Clagett.
He penned six best-selling books and a 1962 pop song, “Palisades Park,” which became a No. Barris later wrote in his book “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” that he worked as a CIA assassin while working in TV — a claim denied by the agency. “I wouldn’t be surprised if an obituary says, ‘Gonged.
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But in August of 2011, TBS announced that it is was canceling the show after only two seasons.
In 2003, Barris looked back to the height of his TV popularity on “The Gong Show” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.