Jack Barry (television Personality)
Jack Barry (born Jack Barasch; March 20, 1918 - May 2, 1984) was an American television game show host and producer via Barry & Enright Productions, his production company with Dan Enright. Barry's career was nearly ruined in the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s, but he made a successful comeback in the business over a decade later.
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