Infamous dating game contestants
The grinning, curly-haired Barris became a familiar face as creator and host of "The Gong Show," which aired from 1976 to 1980.
Patterned after the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show that was a radio hit in the 1930s, the program featured performers who had peculiar talents and, often, no talent at all.
A dating show in which contestants select prospective mates from the audience.
Original cohost Jenny Mc Carthy was quite the cutup, making funny faces and generally manhandling the male singles.
But in all cases the questions were designed by the show's writers to elicit sexy answers.
For decades, game shows used to be staged or fixed between the television producers and contestants.
Within two years of being fired, Combs' marriage fell apart, several of his other businesses failed, and he was badly injured in a car accident, leaving him in chronic pain.
Combs took his own life while being held in a psychiatric ward after a public meltdown.
Combs was distraught over his dismissal for obvious reasons, but the loss of what was the best job he ever had was only the beginning of his downfall.For the original version, see Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? For other versions, see International versions of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (informally Millionaire) is an international television game show franchise of British origin, created by David Briggs, Mike Whitehill and Steven Knight.