Good-Bye Gene Gene The Dancing Machine

Gong Show Star Was Stagehand at NBC Studios in Burbank

Bill Nelson with Gene

Bill Nelson with Gene

Eugene Patton, known as Gene Gene the Dancing Machine on the old Gong Show has died at 82, on March 9, 2015.  He is shown above with What Up Hollywood contributor Bill Nelson.  Mr. Patton worked at NBC Studios in Burbank, and was discovered by Chuck Barris of the Gong Show.  “Gene Gene” would come on the stage, dancing to the old Count Basie melody “Jumpin at the Woodside” and the audience would go wild.  There was something about him, he made folks so happy, everyone was up dancing.  Check out youtube for some of his appearances, or click on the box below for a compilation.

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