Producer of the dating game
He eventually graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology in 1953 and held several odd jobs before moving to New York.In 1962, Barris wrote "Palisades Park,” a popular song inspired by the New Jersey amusement park, which was performed by Freddy Cannon.Chuck Barris, the daytime television mastermind of popular programs featuring newlyweds and singles, died Tuesday afternoon. Barris' TV success inspired similar shows, such as “The Parent Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” where spouses quizzed each other.
It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
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His father, who died of a stroke, was reportedly a dentist and/or worked in textiles, and Barris yearned to take a different career path.
Dubbed the "King of Schlock," Barris' long career in show business began behind the scenes, first on programs like American Bandstand and then as a songwriter thanks to Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park." The song peaked at Number Three in 1962 and was covered by artists like the Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen.
After moving to Los Angeles in the Sixties and a stint with ABC, Barris formed his own production company – Chuck Barris Productions – that served as the brainchild for The Dating Game, where a "bachelorette" would question three unseen suitors before choosing which one gets to take her out on a date.