Gene Rayburn

TV host, Actor, Radio personality
Born: 12/22/1917 in Christopher, Illinois, USA

Filmography

other (14)

This Is Your Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Break the Bank 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Match Game 1972 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

What's My Line? 1968 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

I've Got a Secret 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amateur's Guide to Love 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Steve Allen Show 1955 - 1962 (Tv Show)

Other

The Steve Lawrence--Eydie Gorme Show 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Other

Relationships

Helen Rayburn

Wife
born on May 20, 1915 in Texas married from 1940 until her death on October 13, 1996 1940

Lynn Rayburn

Daughter
survived him

Milan Rubessa

Father
Croatian immigrant

Mary Rubessa

Mother
Croatian immigrant

EDUCATION

Knox College

Galesburg , Illinois
attended for one year

Milestones

1989

Hosted the AMC game show "Movie Masters"

1972

Appeared as a panelist of the remake game show "I've Got a Secret" (syndicated)

1962

Acted in the national tour of "Come Blow Your Horn"

1961

Replaced Dick Van Dyke in the Broadway musical "Bye, Bye Birdie"

1958

Was announcer on the summer variety series "The Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme Show" (NBC)

1953

Served as announcer on "The Tonight Show" (later "The Steve Allen Show"); also acted in comedy sketches

Hosted the NBC children's game show "The Sky's the Limit"

Served as host of the game show "Tic Tac Dough" (NBC)

Dropped out of college and moved to NYC

Served as host of "The Match Game" for NBC's "The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour"

Served as host of the NBC game show "Snap Judgment"

Raised in the Chicago, Illinois area

After the war, worked at WGNY radio in Newburgh, New York

Made occasional appearances as a panelist on the syndicated game show "What's My Line?"

Worked as a tour guide and page at NBC

Hosted "Dough Re Mi" on NBC

Hosted "The Match Game" on NBC

With Dee Finch, co-hosted a popular drive time morning radio prgram "Rayburn & Finch"

During WWII, enlisted in Army Air Corps and served as a pilot and flying instructor

Once again hosted "The Match Game", this time for CBS

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