Chuck Barris passed away today at age 87. He died of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y. Barris hosted The Gong Show in the 70s. He also created The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game.
Chuck Barris is also known for his autobiography, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. In this “Unauthorized Autobiography”, he claimed to be a CIA assassin in the 60s and the 70s. The CIA denied this claim. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind was made into a movie. It was directed by George Clooney. It starred Sam Rockwell as Barris.
Rest In Peace Chuck Barris. Ring the Gong.
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