Barris died of natural causes at his home in Palisades, New York, his longtime publicist told The Associated Press.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.Bibliographies NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references.
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Among the bachelors who appeared on the show -- Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Farrah Fawcett was one of the girls who had to choose, and she was introed as "an accomplished artist and sculptress."The MJ show is hysterical.
One of the most notorious serial killers ever -- Rodney Alcala, was not only a contestant on "The Dating Game," he won.
The controversy surrounding the show – multiple couples would engage in cringe-worthy real fights over the sexually suggestive questions – forced it off the air within five months of its debut; three more of Barris' shows, including The Gong Show, would soon be canceled in 1980, with Barris later blaming Three's a Crowd for the viewer revolt against his programming. "If I died, I wouldn't be surprised if an obituary says, 'Gonged.
By the Eighties, Barris retreated from television production and hosting, even as his properties – including Three's a Crowd – experienced revivals in the cable era."I went nuts up there on the stage to a point where it was pitiful.