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Gene Rayburn

Gene Rayburn (born Eugene Peter Jeljenic; 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 American television game show Match Game for over two decades.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 22, 1917 (Christopher), Died November 29, 1999 (Gloucester)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D9VB-2175 10-in. 8/16/1949 Hop-scotch polka (Scotch hot) Ella Logan Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Decca 81335 8/3/1951 Way up in North Carolina Dee Finch ; Gene Rayburn vocalist  
Decca 81336 8/3/1951 Dry bones Dee Finch ; Gene Rayburn vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8806 10-in. 5/26/1950 Hop-scotch polka Duo Nicoli Instrumental ensemble songwriter  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rayburn, Gene," accessed December 11, 2023,

Rayburn, Gene. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 11, 2023, from

"Rayburn, Gene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 11 December 2023.

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