LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Dan Enright, who helped launch the TV game show era with such programs as ''Tic Tac Dough'' and ''Concentration, '' and whose career nearly ended when he admitted some of the games were fixed, has died at age 74.

He died Friday after a brief illness.

Enright and the late announcer Jack Barry formed Barry & Enright productions in 1947, which Enright continued to run until he death. He won an Emmy in 1990 as executive producer of ''Caroline?,'' for the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame.

He and Barry burst to prominence in 1947 with the radio and television hit ''Juvenile Jury,'' which became the first commercially sponsored show on NBC television.

In the 1950s, they produced such popular game shows as ''Tic Tac Dough,'' ''Dough Re Mi,'' ''21'' and ''Concentration.'' The latter was the longest- running daytime game show in television history.

But their careers nearly collapsed in 1959 when, after earlier denials, Enright admitted to congressional investigators that he had given answers in advance to ''Tic Tac Dough'' contestants and told them when to win or lose.

''A degree of deception is of considerable value in producing shows,'' he said at the time.

Rigging game shows was not illegal then, and Enright and Barry were never prosecuted. But the Federal Communications Commission ordered the pair to sell their Hollywood, Fla., television station.

By the 1970s, Barry and Enright were back on top, becoming among the first to produce game shows for first-run syndication. Their shows included ''Joker's Wild'' and a revived edition of ''Tic Tac Dough.''

After Barry's death in 1984, Enright produced television movies and theatrical films. His credits included ''Next of Kin,'' ''Private Lessons'' and ''Making Mr. Right.''

Enright is survived by his wife, Stella, a son, Don, and a daughter, Erica.