The Philly native found producing fame in the 1960s with "The Dating Game," the hit show that paired eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.
Kooky 'Gong Show' host Chuck Barris had mysterious CIA connection Viewers got to know Barris’ face, and his curly hair, as the emcee in the goofy “The Gong Show.” Barris would reward talentless contestants by banging his infamous gong during the bizarre amateur hour, which he hosted for four years until 1980.
But in all cases, the questions were designed by the show's writers to elicit sexy answers.
Celebrities and future celebrities who appeared as contestants included Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Martin and a pre-"Charlie's Angels" Farrah Fawcett, introduced as "an accomplished artist and sculptress" with a dream to open her own gallery.
Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game," ''The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," has died. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris' family.
His book became a hit flick starring George Clooney and Drew Barrymore in 2002.The Dating Game is a Valentine's Day-themed episode. Passion enters a game show in which the goal is to find a date.There are 3 bachelors: Nerdy Apple, Pomegranate, and Orange.But putting casual flings to one side, how many of us genuinely want to see dating as a game?Last summer I dated a guy who I knew from the start was ‘dangerous’!We devote time, money and our emotions to finding a partner. In recent years, pick up artists have gamified the dating world, using social triggers, patterns of behaviour, and accepted sexual norms to encourage men to ‘play’ women.