"He loved doing local radio, especially before it was computerised."Lange is survived by one sister, five children, two stepchildren and four grandchildren.
This is probably before your time (unless you are 65 plus), so the brunt of this news may be lost on you.
The questions were designed by the show's writers to elicit sexy answers. "They wanted a boy and a girl," he said in a 1992 interview with the Bay Area Radio Digest.
The whole hook of the show was that it was built off of dirty puns and double entendres.
Lange hosted the show for many years, as well as other game shows.
The more the audience would hoo and haa to your answers, the better your chances of landing the date was. Jim Lange was 81, and was survived by his wife and presumably grown children.
for more than 10 years beginning in 1965, died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, The Associated Press reports.
Sadly, Jim Lange had a heart attack two days ago and his home, and shuffled off this mortal coil.
But he will always be remembered as the rambunctious host who helped many find love. The Dating Game was most notable for its cavalry of famous guests. Yes, he was trying to meet woman, so don’t even ask.
"As much as he's known for his television work, his real love was radio," his wife said.
"He loved doing local radio, especially before it was computerized." Lange himself once told the Bay Area Radio Digest that he loved the medium because "you don't have to worry about lighting directors and cameramen or scriptwriters and all that." "Good radio is still the most fun," he said. Plus, you don't have to wear makeup and you don't have to shave." Lange is survived by a sister, five children, two stepchildren and four grandchildren.
The show’s format: A young man or woman questions three members of the opposite sex, hidden from view, to determine which one would be the best date. ” a teenage Michael Jackson asked one of his potential dates on a 1972 episode of the show. “We’d go out to dinner, and then I’d go over to your house.” Mr. He hosted a show for two years before attending the University of Minnesota and doing a three-year stint in the Marine Corps, according to the Bay Area Radio Museum.