Chuck Barris DIES Creator Of Gong Show & The Dating Game Dead At 87

Chuck Barris, the loveable host and creator of “The Gong Show,” “The Dating Game,” and “The Newlywed Game,” has passed away. He was 87.

Barris died Tuesday at his home in Palisades, NY. He is said to have died of natural causes, according to his publicist.

In addition to starting ‘Gong Show’ in 1976 … Barris had also created “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game” in the ’60s. He claimed to have been a CIA assassin on the side, as chronicled in his autobiography, ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.’ Continue reading