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Gene Rayburn

Gene Rayburn was the host of several game shows, including Match Game, Dough Re Mi, and Tic Tac Dough. He was born in Christopher, Illinois on December 22, 1917; his original name was Eugene Rubessa. He died in Gloucester, Massachusetts on November 29, 1999, of congestive heart failure.

After his stint on Match Game ended, a reporter publicly disclosed his age, which was much older than many people believed. Gene Rayburn had trouble finding jobs after that, blaming the reporter for disclosing his age and subjecting him to age discrimination.