Chuck Barris’ life goes way beyond Fleer’s ‘Gong Show’ cardboard

He was a hit songwriter, the creator of several memorable TV shows, a novelist and maybe, just maybe, a C.I.A. assassin.

He was Chuck Barris and he died on Tuesday at age 87.

Among his hit creations on TV? The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show, which is where his cardboard career comes into play to a limited degree.

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