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.