Gene Rayburn

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Gene Rayburn

Born

12/22/1917, Christopher, Illinois (Died in Gloucester, Massachusetts)

Died

11/29/1999

Birth Name

Eugene Rubessa

Gender

Male
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Gene Rayburn was born on December 22nd, 1917 in Christopher, Illinois. His father died when he was an infant, and his mother re-married to Milan Rubessa, whose name Gene took, thus becoming Eugene Rubessa. Gene graduated from Lindbloom Highschool in Chicago and attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois…more

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  • Great game show host of all time!

    10
    I loved Gene Rayburn and if it weren't for him

    And the Match Game, there wouldn't be a show or

    Someone like him. Still badly missed by game show freaks

    Like myself. But thank goodness for GSN airing the shows as it is now the highest rated show on their schedule.

    Love that microphone he used to have!
  • Dumb Dora was so Dumb will be what I always remember about him.

    9.5
    He was a great emcee. He is listed as the number two game show host of all time by the Game Show Network. He was host of the tv show 'Match Game'. It was a show about 6 panelist and two players who tried to match there answer by filling in blanks. In one like this Dumb Dora was so dumb she was on Match Game and didn't even know how to match blank. He was also comic relief. He would always have fun with his guest stars. Some of which were Richard Dawson (Family Feud), Betty White (Mary Tyler Moore), Alan Ludden (Password), Brett Sommers, Charles Nelson Reilly and many others. He is very funny and could make anyone laugh.moreless
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