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    « After the first year of doing the Match Game rehearsals himself, Gene asked me if I would mind doing them. | Main | Rayburn gets a chance to host The Tonight Show for a week while Johnny Carson's on vaction! »
    Wednesday
    Feb152017

    One of my favorite things ever from the Match Game, the early version of the show recorded in New York City.

    Lauren Bacall was a frequent guest on Match Game. She was great. We had so much fun in the green room joking around, one day when I called her Lauren, she said: "please, call me Betty, that's what my friends call me." Wow! What a thrill to hear that! On this early Match Game show video clip from the 60's, she tells Gene Rayburn that I'm her 'secret passion'. When I spy the camera is on me, I ham it up a bit. I spent like 40 years looking for this clip and found it minutes before her 90th birthday, 9/16/14. Lauren died about a month before, on 8/12/14. Please forgive the old video quality, but you'll get to see the original Match Game set in glorious black and white.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHOBcqaOXCk

     

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