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Chuck Barris

Chuck Barris (born June 3, 1929) was a successful game show producer during the 1960s and 1970s. He conceived of such shows as The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, and later produced and served as the host of The Gong Show.

In his book Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, he claimed to have also worked as a CIA assassin. The book was made into the 2002 film directed by George Clooney.