RIP “Gong Show” Creator Chuck Barris! Comedic Madman! TV Genius! Behold His Demented Masterpiece “The Gong Show Movie!”

The only thing I remember about The Gong Show was the Unknown Comic. Yet I remember Bob Crane’s death and Paul Lynde with an uncanny clarity. But Jonestown? Nope! The hostage crisis? Nope! Little kids’ minds are strange like that.

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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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