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RIP to the Creator of “The Gong Show”…the legendary wild man of TV Chuck Barris!

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RIP Chuck Barris!

One of the wackiest but most imaginative minds in show business has died of natural causes at the age of 87.

As Variety reports:

His autobiography, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” was made into a film directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris. In the book (subtitled “An Unauthorized Autobiography”), he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the CIA denied. “He also fabricated his life because it might have been the best way of getting at the truth. The truth was that back when he was the Jerry Springer of his day, he couldn’t stomach being attacked for doing something he considered harmless,” wrote Joel Stein in Time magazine.

Here are some highlights of a wildly imaginative life!

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Categories: Art, Books / Media, Comedy Movies, Cult Movies, Film Fight Club, Los Angeles, Memoirs, Movies, Movies About Movies, Obscure Movies, Talent/Celebrities, Uncategorized

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  1. We never had that show here, but I have heard of it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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