Host of the dating game tv show
Questions range from a variety of topics like, “If we were to be married, what type of unusual wedding would you dream up?
,” “What’s the last thing you thought about before you went to sleep last night?
Actors Steve Martin, Phil Hartman and Arnold Schwarzenegger were contestants before they were famous.
The Philly native found producing fame in the 1960s with "The Dating Game," the hit show that paired eligible bachelors and bachelorettes.
Guests who were deemed unfit for television were "gonged" off the show by Barris.
Winners would receive 6.32, supposedly the minimum amount allowed by the Screen Actor's Guild. Obnoxious," Barris told Entertainment Weekly in 2003.
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Fox has greenlit a revival of “Love Connection,” which will be hosted by Andy Cohen.
A standard trademark of the show closes each episode with the host and winning contestants blowing a kiss to the viewers at home.
After the singles are sent on three blind dates, they will dish the dirt in front of a live studio audience, alongside Cohen.
“I was a huge fan of the original ‘Love Connection,’ and hosting the new version allows me to do one of the things I love most: meddling in people’s personal lives,” said Cohen.
In the book, he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the CIA denied.
The multi-talented game show creator was also a songwriter, writing songs such as “Palisades Park” as well as music for his game shows. Though it only ran two years on NBC and four years in syndication, the show is still remembered for its wacky spoof of the talent show format.