Jim lange host of dating game
"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." Lange said he stuck with radio all through college and "found out that you can make a fair amount of money without any heavy lifting." Among his earliest inspirations, Lange said in the interview, was WCCO Radio legend Steve Cannon: "I used to listen to [him] when I was thinking about becoming a DJ. I later became close friends with Steve Cannon, and he was inspirational in getting me to come out to San Francisco." Lange's first TV gig also came in the Twin Cities, portraying the title character for "Captain 11," a children's program in the mid-1950s that joined in the outer space craze of that era and aired on WMIN, Channel 11. He didn't come on like a big personality." As a St.It aired on weekday afternoons and featured old movie serials such as "Buck Rogers" and "The Lost Jungle." Steve Iverson, a Twin Cities broadcast historian, said Thursday that he interviewed Lange last summer for a documentary on "Lunch with Casey" and other early Channel 11 kids shows. Paul youngster, Lange worked in the visitors' clubhouse at old Lexington Park, home of an earlier incarnation of the St. Lange reminisced about those days when he spent an inning in the broadcast booth at a Saints game during a visit to the Twin Cities in July 2005 to see his mother., died Tuesday of a heart attack in his Mill Valley, CA home. Lange hosted the game show for more than a decade after it debuted in 1965, and over those years played host to contestants including Michael Jackson, Steve Martin, Farrah Fawcett and Arnold Schwarzenegger competing for the right to win a date by answering questions that were intended to illicit PG-13 responses well before there was such a thing as PG-13.
Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show “The Dating Game,” died Tuesday morning at his home in Mill Valley, Calif., after suffering a heart attack. Though Lange had a successful career in radio, he is best known for his television role on ABC’s “The Dating Game,” which debuted in 1965.
“As much as he’s known for his television work, his real love was radio,” his wife Nancy said.
Jim Lange -- host of "The Dating Game" -- one of the biggest game-type shows in the history of TV -- is dead. which pitted 3 bachelors against each other to impress a girl ... Michael -- who was a teenager -- says, "I've never been out on a date before.
Among the bachelors who appeared on the show -- Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Farrah Fawcett was one of the girls who had to choose, and she was introed as "an accomplished artist and sculptress."The MJ show is hysterical.
One of the most notorious serial killers ever -- Rodney Alcala, was not only a contestant on "The Dating Game," he won.