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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.
So he walked away, selling off his holdings and moving to the south of France with his future second wife, Robin Altman.“I figured I didn’t have my finger on the pulse of what’s going on anymore, so I took off,” he told The Times in 2002.
He told friends he planned to write the great American novel while in France.
Instead he started work on what would be “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” a purported autobiography in which he claimed to have been an undercover CIA agent, one minute an exuberant game show host, the next a shadowy hit man. The CIA said no, but Barris was coy.“Have you ever heard the CIA acknowledge someone was an assassin? “Believe what you want.”Far more real was his book “Della: A Memoir of My Daughter,” a sorrowful look inward after the overdose death of his only child.
He wrote that he blamed himself for her fate, that he was so caught up in Hollywood that he had overlooked her needs until she dropped out of Beverly Hills High School and ran away from home.
Chuck Barris, “The Gong Show” creator and host who claimed — though never too seriously — that he doubled as a CIA assassin during the height of his game show popularity, has died at his home in Palisades, N. Barris’ creations dominated the TV game show landscape in the 1960s and ’70s.Years later, she was found dead in a Hollywood apartment.In 2002, as George Clooney had just wrapped up work on the film version of “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” — perhaps pushing the storyline even further from the truth — Barris sat down with The Times and reflected. He worried that his eventual obituary would be just what it was — the creator of the “Gong Show” and “The Dating Game” has died."I've created hit TV shows, but nothing has been great. The game show creator, producer and host died Monday of natural causes, a representative for his wife said.He launched “The Dating Game” in 1965, an instant hit that inspired numerous imitations.