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    ‘Gong Show’ Host Chuck Barris Dead at 87

    The last tone has sounded. The producer of The Newlywed Game and The Dating Game and host of the variety show with its infamous kiss-off gong has died of natural causes. Before turning to television, Barris worked as a steelworker and a songwriter, penning the 1962 hit “Palisades Park.” In his autobiography, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which also became a film, the Philadelphia native claimed he’d been a CIA assassin. When questioned by the press about whether that was true, Barris replied, ”I don’t answer that question, ever.”

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