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Barry, Jack

Born: 1918 AD
Died: 1984 AD
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.