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GAME SHOW CREATOR HAS DIED AT 87

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Charles Hirsch "Chuck" Barris  (June 3, 1929 – March 21, 2017)

(AP) – Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game,"
"The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," 

According to publicist Paul Shefrin, Barris.died of natural causes Tuesday
afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York.
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VANNA WHITE ‘’TURNED’’ 60 TODAY

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Vanna White (Vanna Marie Rosich)
was born in
Conway, South Carolina.

Actress and television personality Vanna White is best recognized as the
hostess and puzzle-board letter turner on Wheel of Fortune (NBC/CBS. She
began appearing on the show in 1982. She appeared on several game
shows, including The Price is Right.

Vanna was awarded $403,000 after suing Samsung Electronics for featuring
her likeness as a robot in an advertisement.

 

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Vanna White and Pat Sajak.

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GAME SHOW SCHEDULED TO RETURN

(TV Guide) – The ’70s game show "Match Game" is coming back, with
Alec Baldwin picking up the long, skinny microphone originally held by
Gene Rayburn as host. According to the report, the new "Match Game"
will air for 10 episodes this summer on Sundays at 10/9c on ABC as part
of a game show block that will also include "Celebrity Family Feud"and
"
The $100,000 Pyramid."

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Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III had his
58th birthday on April 3rd.

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GAME SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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George Alexander "Alex" Trebek will be 76 in July. He is signed as 
host of Jeopardy! through 2018.

The TV game show Jeopardy! was created by Merv Griffin. The original daytime
version debuted on NBC and aired until January 3, 1975. A  weekly nighttime
syndicated edition aired from September 1974 to September 1975, and a revival,
The All-New Jeopardy!, ran on NBC from October 1978 to March 1979. A daily syndicated version premiered on September 10, 1984, and is still airing, making
it by far the program’s most successful incarnation.

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TV APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1964

 

  


Randolph Peter "Pete" Best (born Randolph Peter Scanland) is 74.

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