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Old 03-22-2017, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default Gong Show host Chuck Barris who claimed his TV game show hits were a cover for his work as a CIA assassin dies aged 87

Chuck Barris died Tuesday of natural causes at his home in Palisades, New York
The 87-year-old started creating his popular TV games shows back in the 1960s
He claimed in his autobiography that his game show antics had been a cover for his work as a CIA assasin during the 60s-70s
His book was turned into the 2002 film Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind directed by George Clooney
Barris sold his game show company for a reported $100 million in 1980
He moved to a villa in the south of France in the 1980s and rarely returned to the U.S. over the following two decades
He is survived by his third wife Mary who he married in 2000

R.I.P.: Chuck Barris, the creator and host of The Gong Show, died
Tuesday from natural causes at his home in Palisades, New York.
He was 87
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:18 AM   #2
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Oh no!

The Gong Show was such a blast.

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The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners.
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:11 PM   #3
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Mishearing the radio this morning. Kept thinking they were saying Chuck BERRY. And I was like, "He was in game shows too?"
We have enough gun control. What we need now is idiot control.
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