Dating game chuck barris

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Barris launched his own production company, Chuck Barris Productions, in 1965.He created ‘The Dating Game’ and sold the pilot to ABC.

Among the future stars who appeared on its various incarnations were Burt Reynolds, Arnold Schwarznegger, John Ritter, Sally Field, Tom Selleck, Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Lee Majors, Andy Kaufman and Jon Hamm.ORIGIN Chuck Barris was an American game show host, TV producer, songwriter and author.He created the game shows ‘The Dating Game’, ‘The Newlywed Game’ and hosted ‘The Gong Show’.The show both anticipated David Letterman and his use of deliberately amateurish features like Stupid Pet Tricks and the appearance on shows like "American Idol" of contestants expressly selected for their ineptitude and talentlessness.Yet, unlike onetime "Idol" host Simon Cowell, Barris never belittled guests when they were "gonged" off the show, instead praising them and greeting them warmly.

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