“They wanted the boy to do sports and the girl to do the dances and stuff that was going on in the Twin Cities — very sexist — and play music once a week.” He hosted that show for two years before attending the University of Minnesota and doing a three-year stint in the Marines, according to the Bay Area Radio Museum.
His big break on network TV came in 1962 when he was made an announcer and sidekick on “The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show.” Later, after “The Dating Game” brought him national recognition, he also hosted the game shows “Hollywood Connection,” “0,000 Name That Tune” and “The New Newlywed Game.” Lange also worked as a disc jockey for decades in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, and upon his retirement from broadcasting in 2005, he was the morning DJ for KABL-FM, which specializes in playing classics from the Big Band era to the 1970s.
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Even a pre-”Charlie's Angels” Farrah Fawcett appeared on the program, introduced as “an accomplished artist and sculptress” with a dream to open her own gallery.
(Reuters) - Jim Lange, the host of the "Dating Game" TV show, died on Tuesday at his home in California at the age of 81 after suffering a heart attack, his wife said on Tuesday. Paul, Minn., worked in radio and as a disc jockey before joining the "Dating Game".
Contestants on the show, which debuted in 1965, chose a date from three candidates after asking a series of questions.
Watching the clip today, knowing that Bachelor Number One would go on to repeatedly choke his victims to unconsciousness and wait until they came to before killing them, their banter is more terrifying preview than goofy innuendo.
After host Jim Lange introduces "successful photographer" Alcala ("You might find him skydiving or motorcycling!