‘Dating Game’ host dies at 81Jim 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.
Lange, who was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, 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. Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Steve Martin were among the celebrity contestants who appeared.
Lange also hosted other game shows including “$100,000 Name That Tune.”