Barry, Jack

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Born: Mar 20, 1918 AD
Died: 1984 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Producers, TV Host


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.

 

 

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