Who was the creator of the dating game

16 May

"It was Camelot."Chuck Barris, creator of shows like “The Newlywed Game” and popular host of “The Gong Show,” has died. As the 2002 biographical film “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” was set to debut, The Times’ Roy Rivenburg sat down with Barris to talk.

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In the book, he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the CIA denied.

The multi-talented game show creator was also a songwriter, writing songs such as “Palisades Park” as well as music for his game shows. Though it only ran two years on NBC and four years in syndication, the show is still remembered for its wacky spoof of the talent show format.

The grinning, curly-haired Barris became a familiar face as creator and host of , which aired from 1976 to 1980.

Patterned after the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show that was a radio hit in the 1930s, the programme featured performers who had peculiar talents and, often, no talent at all.