Chuck Barris has died at age 87. Barris will best be remembered as the host of “The Gong Show” from 1976-78. Many an afternoon I’d come home from school and watch Barris and his show- which featured such memorable characters as “Gene Gene The Dancing Machine” and from Bagladesh- “The Unknown Comic.” Who will ever forget the show in which every contestant sang “Feelings.?” Barris was also a tv producer, author and songwriter. He wrote “Palisades Park” which hit #3 for Freddy Cannon in 1962. Where did Barris live and die? Palisades Park.
story on Barris from the NY Post linked below