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But perhaps the thing that he is most famous for is his claim that he once worked as a hitman for the Central Intelligence Agency.In his now infamous unauthorized autobiography 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind', he wrote that he had been enlisted by a CIA agent to work as an assassin during his time hosting 'The Dating Game' and 'The Gong Show'.(Roy Rivenburg)He debuted one of his most successful programs, "The Gong Show," in 1976. It gave the impression of me being a clown, a court jester.
Still, he has always staunchly refused to confirm or deny the truth behind his memoirs. And when you put that next to the publication's claim that he faked his NBC resume, it seems he had a history of making stuff up.The host of “The Gong Show” and the creative force behind “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and many other game shows died Tuesday at 87 in Palisades, N. Barris loaded ’60s and ’70s television with game shows, and later made waves when in an autobiography he claimed to be an assassin for the CIA, which the agency flatly denied.This book was adapted into a feature film “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” Barris began his career as a songwriter — his biggest hit was “Palisades Park” for Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon in 1962 — but he truly burst into show business in 1965 with the debut of his brainchild “The Dating Game,” an updated, televised version of a World War II radio show titled “Blind Date,” The Washington Post reported in 1965.He wanted them to be fun programs for all to enjoy, but also never wanted those shows -- especially "Gong Show" -- to be his only legacy."I've created hit TV shows, but nothing has been great. Barris is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Mary Clagett.Barris was probably best known as the producer and host of "The Gong Show." Beginning in 1976, the off-the-wall talent show served as inspiration for other reality competition shows, like "American Idol." Barris stepped away from hosting "The Gong Show" in 1980. Prior to that, Barris created other famous game shows like "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game." Barris wrote in his autobiography that he worked as an assassin for the CIA during the 1960s and '70s.