Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

Jim Lange's Death Reminds Us of Celebrities Who Appeared On The Show

See also

Children of the 60's and 70's have lost another icon with the death of Jim Lange, longtime host of 'The Dating Game'. Lange's wife told TMZ that the iconic host died of a heart attack. He was 81.

More Photos

The show, which put a bachelor or bachelorette on the podium interviewing three members of the opposite sex with the ultimate goal to pick one for 'a date'.

It first appeared at Christmas in 1965, and was the first endeavor by Chuck Barris productions. It ran on ABC through 1973, but continued in various incarnations off and on until 1999. It usually ran back to back with 'The Newlywed Game'.

With filming based in Hollywood, you would expect that occasionally someone would appear on the show that eventually would become famous. There were leading men and leading ladies out the wazoo! But a couple of governors? A serial killer? A Presidential candidate? A multiple Grammy award winning singer? A Mister Universe?

Check out the slideshow for a review of some of the more famous (and infamous) people who appeared on 'The Dating Game'. Then watch the video for a look at a young man who eventually made it big as part of another 'threesome'! (This time not with other guys.)

R.I.P. Jim Lange. You leave a lot of great memories. (and video!)

Follow my Examiner articles on the Cruise Industry, Airlines, Budget Travel and Classic TV and forward them via Facebook, Twitter, G+ or other social media. Visit my daily Cruise Industry website 'The Cruise Paper', and follow me on Twitter @BigBlueMan (personal), @TheCruisePaper or @ELOTravelInfo (travel updates & information).

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Reddit users have fun photoshopping an angry Jack White at a Cubs game
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Kliff Kingsbury reads a series of flattering tweets praising his good looks
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Jamaal Charles
    Kansas City Chiefs make Jamaal Charles the second highest paid running back in NFL
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    Camera
    9 Photos
  • Nikki Bella
    How will fans react if the WWE decides to turn Nikki Bella into a heel?
    Camera
    5 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Lucky Season 13 ‘Project Runway’ premieres on Lifetime
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zQtYpOXMu50?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • What happened when couples who married at first sight went on honeymoon (VIDEO)
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518324400" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518324400&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Frankie Grande of Big Brother
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518338162" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518338162&autoStart=true"></div>