Gene Rayburn

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1917 - 1999

Gene Rayburn  American Personality


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Gene Rayburn passed away on 29th Nov 1999 aged 81.


Gene Rayburn was previously married to Helen Ticknor (1940 - 1996).


American Personality Gene Rayburn was born Eugene Rubessa on 22nd December, 1917 in Christopher, Illinois, USA and passed away on 29th Nov 1999 Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA aged 81. He is most remembered for Match Game. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Gene Rayburn is a member of the following lists: Knox College (Illinois) alumni, Cardiovascular disease deaths in Massachusetts and American people of Croatian descent.


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First Name Gene
Last Name Rayburn
Full Name at Birth Eugene Rubessa
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd December, 1917
Birthplace Christopher, Illinois, USA
Died 29th November, 1999
Place of Death Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Cause of Death (congestive heart failure)
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Game show host/Announcer
Occupation Personality
Claim to Fame Match Game
Year(s) Active 1953–1998, 1953–98

Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917–November 29, 1999) was an American radio and television personality. He is best known as the host of various editions of the popular American television game show Match Game for over two decades.

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Gene Rayburn81 CapricornPersonality
Helen Ticknor56


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The Love Boat1977George Finley, Lyle, Mason RandolphTV Show
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It Happened to Jane1959Gene Rayburn - WTIC-TV Reporter (uncredited)Movie
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956AnnouncerTV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950TV Show




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