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Gene Rayburn
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TV Personality
    (December 22, 1917-November 29, 1999)
    Birth name was Eugene Rubessa
    Best known for hosting various versions of 'Match Game (1962-1982)'
    Also hosted 'The Movie Masters,' 'Break the Bank,' 'Amateur's Guide to Love,' 'Play Your Hunch,' 'To Tell the Truth,' 'Dough Re Mei,' 'Tic Tac Dough,' 'Choose Up Sides' and 'Make the Connection'
    Was the original announcer on Steve Allen's 'Tonight Show'
    He chose his stage-name 'Rayburn' by picking a random name from a phone book.
    He used to do needlepoint in his spare time.
    He had his famous 'Match Game' microphone chrome plated.
    He hosted many failed game shows.
    His father died while he was young.
    He spoke fluent Serbo-Croatian.
    He was known for his trademark microphone and his many impressions.
    He was one of the most unpredictable game show hosts ever.
    He was also one of the most respected.
    He is remembered fondly by 'Match Game' veterans Charles Nelson Reilly and Brett Sommers.

Credit: Jet


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 16 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 85 Votes: 61.18% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 173 Votes: 49.71% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 65 Votes: 32.31% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 67 Votes: 49.25% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 107 Votes: 36.45% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 62 Votes: 51.61% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 139 Votes: 43.88% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 338 Votes: 41.42% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 637 Votes: 42.07% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 621 Votes: 41.87% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1242 Votes: 43.96% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1022 Votes: 38.16% Annoying
 
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