Barris, Chuck

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Name
Barris, Chuck Gender: M
born on 3 June 1929 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Philadelphia PA, USA, 39n57, 75w09
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Lois Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 21°29 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 21°14'



Biography

American TV personality, entertainment executive, actor and writer, he is perhaps best known for hosting "The Gong Show." The game show host began his career in TV in low-level jobs. In 1962, he wrote a song, "Palisades Park" which became a hit when recorded by Freddie Cannon. The following year, 1963, ABC sent him to Los Angeles as a director of daytime programming, but he quit a few months later. Borrowing $20,000, he conceived of "The Dating Game," and sold it to ABC. The success of that show led to another creation, "The Newlywed Game." His company, "Chuck Barris Productions" prospered in the 1970s. In the 80s, however, he sold his share to a publicly held production company that continued using his name.

In 1980, he wrote and starred in "The Gong Show Movie," also featuring his daughter Della, who died of a drug overdose in 1998. When the movie flopped, he moved to France with his second wife, Robin Altman. In 1985, he produced a TV special, "Anything for a Laugh," a compilation of all his game shows. He divorced Robin in 1999, and, by 2002, survived lung cancer and married Mary Kane, 30 years his junior. While recuperating from surgery to remove the tumor from his lungs, he began writing. A movie based on a memoir, published in 1984, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," was released in December 27, 2002.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2002 (movie screen play based on his book)
  • Death of Child 1998 (only child died of drug overdose)

Source Notes

Marc Penfield quotes a mutual friend, Lissa Morrow, from him 1979

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Host of the Gong Show)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (lung cancer)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Drug involved
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (three)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Many job changes
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (lived in France with second wife for over 10 years)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer

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