"It was Camelot." Chuck Barris, creator of shows like “The Newlywed Game” and popular host of “The Gong Show,” has died. As the 2002 biographical film “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” was set to debut, The Times’ Roy Rivenburg sat down with Barris to talk.
Publicist Paul Shefrin, speaking on behalf of Barris' family, confirmed to the Associated Press that the self-proclaimed "King of Daytime Television" died at his home in Palisades Park, N. Born in Philadelphia in 1929, Charles Barris had a hardscrabble youth after his dentist father died of a stroke, leaving his family destitute.The gimmick: a young female questions three males, hidden from her view, to determine which would be the best date.Sometimes the process was switched, with a male questioning three females.Chuck Barris, producer of some of television's most notable game shows, died Tuesday at the age of 87, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing his publicist.Barris created "The Gong Show" and also produced "The Newlywed Game" and "The Dating Game." In his autobiography, , Barris claimed to have been a CIA assassin during the 1960s and '70s, a claim the CIA has denied.