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.

I've written rock songs, but I'm not a big music star. “It gave the impression of me being a clown, a court jester.

"It was Camelot." 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.

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.

The game show creator, producer and host died Monday of natural causes, a representative for his wife said.

If all of the tied couples' predictions exceed their final total, then the couple who was the closest was declared the winners.

Most often there would be two way ties, less often there would be three way ties, very rarely there would be a four way tie.

The walls were decorated in a “freaky collage of pop-hippie art” and the staff seemed to consist of “super-cool chicks in miniskirts clacking away on typewriters.”But his golden touch deserted him when he produced “The Gong Show Movie,” which had the sizable misfortune of being released the same weekend in 1980 as “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Shining.” The film tanked.

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 launched “The Dating Game” in 1965, an instant hit that inspired numerous imitations.Barris followed with “The Newlywed Game,” “The Game Game,” “The Gong Show,” “The

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 launched “The Dating Game” in 1965, an instant hit that inspired numerous imitations.Barris followed with “The Newlywed Game,” “The Game Game,” “The Gong Show,” “The $1.98 Beauty Show” and a Mama Cass special, among others."Those were the happiest days of my life," Barris said in a 2002 interview with the Los Angeles Times.Four newlyweds (sometimes three) all of whom were married under two years competed each day, and the game was played in two rounds.In each round, one member of each couple (all of the same sex) was isolated while the other members were asked questions about themselves, their hobbies, likes, dislikes, what they do, what they don't do, and maybe reveal a dirty little secret at times.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.

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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 launched “The Dating Game” in 1965, an instant hit that inspired numerous imitations.

Barris followed with “The Newlywed Game,” “The Game Game,” “The Gong Show,” “The $1.98 Beauty Show” and a Mama Cass special, among others."Those were the happiest days of my life," Barris said in a 2002 interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Four newlyweds (sometimes three) all of whom were married under two years competed each day, and the game was played in two rounds.

In each round, one member of each couple (all of the same sex) was isolated while the other members were asked questions about themselves, their hobbies, likes, dislikes, what they do, what they don't do, and maybe reveal a dirty little secret at times.

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.

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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 launched “The Dating Game” in 1965, an instant hit that inspired numerous imitations.

Barris followed with “The Newlywed Game,” “The Game Game,” “The Gong Show,” “The $1.98 Beauty Show” and a Mama Cass special, among others."Those were the happiest days of my life," Barris said in a 2002 interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Four newlyweds (sometimes three) all of whom were married under two years competed each day, and the game was played in two rounds.

.98 Beauty Show” and a Mama Cass special, among others."Those were the happiest days of my life," Barris said in a 2002 interview with the Los Angeles Times.Four newlyweds (sometimes three) all of whom were married under two years competed each day, and the game was played in two rounds.In each round, one member of each couple (all of the same sex) was isolated while the other members were asked questions about themselves, their hobbies, likes, dislikes, what they do, what they don't do, and maybe reveal a dirty little secret at times.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.