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Gene Rayburn was born Eugene P. Rubessa in Christopher, Illinois on December 22, 1917.

Gene was, and still is, the all time most loved game show host, most notable for the #1 rated show, The Match Game.

Sadly, on November 29, 1999, one month after receiving a Lifetime Achievement award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Gene passed away.

You can still see The Match Game everyday on GSN. To this day, it is still the best game show ever. In my opinion, that is 100% because of Mr. Rayburns personality and charisma. The panel of regulars did bring something to the show, but with out Gene, I guarantee the show would not have been what it is.

You have been missed. Thanks for all the laughter!