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Jim Lange, host of The Dating Game has died

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The first host of television’s long running and popular game show ‘The Dating Game’ has passed away. Jim Lange was 81. He died at his home in Mill Valley, California after suffering a heart attack.

For ten years, starting in 1965, Lange charmed the audiences on ‘The Dating Game’ with his infectious grin and friend demeanor. Some of the celebrities he played matchmaker for included: Michael Jackson, Steve Martin, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Farrah Fawcett.

The show’s premise was that a young male or female would ask questions of three members of the opposite sex who were hidden behind a petition. After making a selection for the date, the young man or woman will meet their blind date, but not before meeting the two who were not selected. The questions asked considered funny and/or slightly risqué for that era.

Lange was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 15, 1932. For more on this story, click here.

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