The Philly native found producing fame in the 1960s with "The Dating Game," the hit show that paired eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.
A young woman asked provocative questions of three bachelors who sat on stools behind a large wall.
After questioning, the "bachelorette" chose one of the bachelors for her date, based only on how they answered her questions.
The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors.
The questions were written in advance by the producers.
The Dating Game (also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game) is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three batchelors or batchelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay.
Generally the bachelorette would ask a series of questions to each of the three hidden bachelors.One standard trademark was that at the end of each episode, the host and winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers. The Dating Game was hosted by Jim Lange from its debut on ABC until the late 1970s syndicated series went off the air. 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.Barris recovered from his first cinema failure — starring and directing “The Gong Show Movie” — by dabbling in the written word.