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Barris, Chuck

Overview
Works: 35 works in 167 publications in 14 languages and 3,811 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Fiction  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Composer
Classifications: PN1992.4.B37, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chuck Barris
You and me, babe by Chuck Barris( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You and Me, Babe" was the New York Times best-seller that launched Chuck Barris's career as a top-selling author. But unlike his later books (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Bad Grass Never Dies), "You and Me, Babe" is the irresistible combination of a truly affecting love story motored by Barris's classic brand of unique humor. Set in 1960s New York City, the novel centers on Tommy, a blue-collar schemer, who sets out to marry Sammy, an opinionated but dysfunctional young heiress with enough smarts to stand up to his shenanigans, though not enough to see his true motives. Her parents, however, see all too clearly, and when Tommy and Sammy announce their intention to marry, the family disinherits their firebrand daughter. Not to worry: Tommy has fallen in love with Sammy in the meantime, and the couple's fortune and fame all on their own becomes the source for this winning, and ultimately moving, New York tale
The big question by Chuck Barris( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2011, and as the Most Famous Television Producer in the World is walking down a wintry New York City block, he's accosted by a homeless-looking cripple who, like everyone else, insists he has the formula for the greatest TV show of all time. As it turns out, he does: Contestants will compete for one hundred million dollars. If they win, they're rich. If they lose, they face immediate on-camera execution--Publisher
Who killed Art Deco? by Chuck Barris( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Deco Jr., heir to a vast fortune, has fallen into a life of depravity and realizes that he's gay. Art's lifestyle is looked on unfavorably, though, by members of his wealthy Kentucky family, and before too long Art turns up murdered. The private detective hired to track down the culprit doesn't have to look far afield to find a couple of prime suspects
Confessions of a dangerous mind by George Clooney( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. The story of a legendary showman's double life--television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative, or so he said
The Wrecking Crew! by Denny Tedesco( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally made in 2008 and never released until now the film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960s. It didn't matter if it was Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American "west coast sound" a dominant cultural force around the world
Confessions of a dangerous mind : an unauthorized autobiography by Chuck Barris( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Barris var i 1970'erne populær tv-vært for tv-shows, hvor folk udleverede sig selv. Han hævder at han samtidig var CIA-agent og myrdede 33 mennesker. Bogen danner grundlag for en filmatisering fra 2002 instrueret af og med George Clooney som Chuck Barris
Confessioni di una mente pericolosa( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E' la storia pazza di Chuck Barris che, nel 1982, scrisse un libro autobiografico dove raccontava della sua doppia vita affascinante ed assurda come conduttore televisivo e assassino CIA. (Musicafilm)
The Gong show movie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long absent from home video formats, this one-of-a-kind cult film has at last taken its act to Blu Ray. Inspired by the TV talent(less) show, it presents a week in the life of beleaguered game show producer and Gong Show host Chuck Barris (played by Mr. Barris himself, in a masterstroke of casting.) Between a ratings-obsessed executive, out-of-control contestants and judges, and a seemingly endless string of auditions and encounters with "fans", Chuck's got his hands full
Palisades Park by Chuck Barris( )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of a dangerous mind : a screenplay by Charlie Kaufman( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impressario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman
Geständnisse - Confession of a dangerous mind( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confesiones de una mente peligrosa by Chuck Barris( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engkau dan aku sayang by Chuck Barris( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Indonesian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneers of television( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth segment in a four-part series featuring archival clips to offer a fresh take on the first celebrities of television, including interviews with many of them. Game shows traces one of broadcasting's most enduring genres, following game shows from their origins in radio through to their heyday in the 1960s. Looks at the careers of game show developers and hosts Bob Barker, Monty Hall, Regis Philbin, Mark Goodson, Ralph Edwards, Groucho Marx, Chuck Barris and Bill Cullen. Clips include Truth or consequences, Let's make a deal, The Price is right, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Hollywood Squares and Who wants to be a millionaire? Also looks at the scandals involving game shows
Yi ge nü ren de mei li by rui si Ba( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della : a memoir of my daughter by Chuck Barris( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This surprisingly candid, often funny, and moving memoir is Chuck Barris's story about life with his only child. Born in 1962, Della was a lovable, adventurous charmer like her father. She had a carefree suburban childhood, while her father became an entertainment superstar. When Barris and his wife divorced, Della was shuttled between New York and California, then boarding school in Switzerland. Bored, lonely, and often depressed, she discovered drugs and petty crime, and her escapades soon became more dangerous. She was lost, yearning for attention and guidance, but her father felt helpless. When Della decided at age sixteen to move out on her own, Barris gave her a trust fund and let her go--a regret that he shares with readers here as he chronicles Della's descent into addiction and her death from overdose at 36. Filled with loving memories, this is a brave reflection on fatherhood and a tribute to innocence lost.--From publisher description
Bad grass never dies : more confessions of a dangerous mind by Chuck Barris( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ich und du, Liebling (You and me, Babe, dt.) Roman by Chuck Barris( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Egy veszedelmes elme vallomásai : [egy amerikai tévésztár kettős élete] by Chuck Barris( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Confessions of a dangerous mind by Chuck Barris( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An outrageous autobiography published to coincide with the Miramax film starring Drew Barrymore, George Cloony, and Sam Rockwell, directed by George Cloony. Suspense, excess, danger and exuberant fun come together in Chuck Barris' unlikely autobiography - the tale of a wildly flamboyant 1970s television producer, better known as the infamous host of The Gong Show. What most people don't know is that Barris allegedly spent close to two decades as a decorated covert assassin for the CIA. Barris, who achieved tremendous success as the creator and producer of hit TV game shows such as The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, claims to have joined the CIA as an agent in the early 1960s, infiltrated the Civil Rights movement, met with militant Muslims in Harlem, and traveled abroad in order to kill enemies of the United States. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is now a movie directed by and starring George Clooney, with Sam Rockwell as the author, but the original story is wild and gripping, spiced with intrigue, sex, bad behavior and plenty of great one-liners. It is destined to become a classic
 
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The big question
Alternative Names
Barris, Charles Hirsch.

Barris, Charles Hirsch 1929-

Chuck Barris American game show creator, producer, and host

Chuck Barris Amerikaans filmregisseur

Chuck Barris amerikai tv-producer, műsorvezető

Chuck Barris cinéaste américain

Chuck Barris conduttore televisivo e produttore televisivo statunitense

Chuck Barris director de cine estadounidense

Chuck Barris US-amerikanischer Fernsehproduzent und Autor

Чак Бэррис

تشاك باريس

چاک باریس کارگردان آمریکایی

チャック・バリス

バリス, チャック

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The big questionWho killed Art Deco?Confessions of a dangerous mind : an unauthorized autobiographyBad grass never dies : more confessions of a dangerous mindBad grass never dies : more confessions of a dangerous mindConfessions of a dangerous mindDella : a memoir of my daughter