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.
Even a pre-"Charlie's Angels" Farrah Fawcett appeared on the program, introduced as "an accomplished artist and sculptress" with a dream to open her own gallery.
(And I admit, I’m more sympathetic to game show hosts since they’re simply tasked with more work.) 9.
Nancy Pimental, with the quippy and very underrated Nancy Pimental. It combined funny challenges, unforgettable contestants (Tabatha Coffey, anyone?
"He loved doing local radio, especially before it was computerized." Lange himself once told the Bay Area Radio Digest that he loved the medium because "you don't have to worry about lighting directors and cameramen or script writers and all that." "Good radio is still the most fun," he said, "It always will be.
Plus, you don't have to wear makeup and you don't have to shave." Lange is survived by a sister, five children, two stepchildren and four grandchildren.
The questions were designed by the show's writers to elicit sexy answers. "They wanted a boy and a girl," he said in a 1992 interview with the Bay Area Radio Digest.
"They wanted the boy to do sports and the girl to do the dances and stuff that was going on in the Twin Cities -- very sexist -- and play music once a week." He hosted that show for two years before attending the University of Minnesota and doing a three-year stint in the Marines, according to the Bay Area Radio Museum.
Nobel prize-winning poet Sir Derek Walcott dies at 87 Barris retreated from the Hollywood spotlight in the 1980s to live a quiet life in a French villa with his girlfriend and future second wife, Robin Altman. Barris’ daughter with ex-wife Lynn Levy, Della, died of a fatal cocktail of cocaine and vodka. Ahead of his cinema debut in 2002, Barris feared hosting "The Gong Show" would be his only contribution to history. It’s just middle-of-the-road greatness,” Barris told the Associated Press. It’s ‘The Gong Show’ and that’s a shame.” “It’s not the legacy I wanted to have.” Barris is survived by his third wife of 16 years, Mary.
Well, here’s what I’ve contrived: a celebration of the nine greatest female reality and/or game show hosts.
His big break on network TV came in 1962 when he was made an announcer and sidekick on "The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show." Later, after "The Dating Game" brought him national recognition, he also hosted the game shows "Hollywood Connection," "0,000 Name That Tune" and "The New Newlywed Game." Lang also worked as a disc jockey for decades in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, and upon his retirement from broadcasting in 2005, he was the morning DJ for KABL-FM, which specializes in playing classics from the Big Band era to the 1970s.
"He loved doing local radio, especially before it was computerized." Lange himself once told the Bay Area Radio Digest that his favorite aspect of the medium was that "you don't have to worry about lighting directors and cameramen or script writers and all that." "Good radio is still the most fun," he said, "It always will be.
Chuck Barris, the daytime television mastermind of popular programs featuring newlyweds and singles, died Tuesday afternoon. Barris' TV success inspired similar shows, such as “The Parent Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” where spouses quizzed each other.