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Jack Barry
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TV Personality
    (March 20, 1918-May 4, 1984)
    Birth name is Jack Barasch
    Host of ‘The Reel Game,' ‘Tic Tac Dough (50s),' ‘Concentration,' ‘Twenty-One,' ‘Generation Gap' and ‘The Joker's Wild'
    The quiz show scandal of the 1950s, of which Twenty One bore most of the burden, left his career in doubt for a good decade.
    Although he clearly did not have a clue about the scandal, he did admit to a part in the cover-up.
    He was a heavy smoker; in some ‘Joker's Wild' episodes, smoke was noted from the podium where he hosted.
    Ironically, it was during a morning jog in Central Park that he suffered his eventually fatal heart attack.
    Bill Gates credited the world's first interactive television program to him (‘Winky Dink and You' in 1953).
    He played a ‘newsman' on episodes of Batman and The Adams Family.
    In 1969, he pitched the idea that turned his career around in a big way: ‘The Joker's Wild.'
    Since it was so successful, he saw fit to produce a weekly children's version (‘Joker! Joker!! Joker!!!' in 1979), played for savings bonds.
    He took a huge risk reviving another scandal-plagued game show in ‘Tic Tac Dough.' It, too, was a runaway hit.

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