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Barry, Jack

Born: 1918 AD
Died: 1984 AD
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American television game show host and producer

 

1918 – Jack Barry was born 20th of March in Lindenhurst, New York.

 

1940 – Barry began on radio, where he met his partner Dan Enright.

 

1956 – Hosted the Twenty One, which was sponsored by Geritol, and Tic Tac Dough.

 

1958-1973 – Producer of game show "Concentration".

 

1960 – Barry was involved in the quiz show scandals, which brought Barry & Enright down.

 

1972 – He hosted the highly unsuccessful Reel Game.

 

1975 – Barry created the short-lived Blank Check.

 

1976 – Jack Barry hosted The Joker’s Wild.

 

He made a revival of Break the Bank, with former You Don’t Say! Host Tom Kennedy as emcee.

 

1980 – Jack Barry created Play the Percentages.

 

1984 – Barry made his final creation, Hot Potato, with game show king Bill Cullen as emcee.

 

1984 – Barry died 2nd of May from a heart attack while jogging in Central Park.