Dating game host
Even a pre-"Charlie's Angels" Farrah Fawcett appeared on the program, introduced as "an accomplished artist and sculptress" with a dream to open her own gallery.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." Lange was born on Aug. Paul, Minn., where at 15 he discovered a passion for local radio after winning an audition at a local station.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.
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 and on which he appeared for more than a decade, playing host to many celebrity guests.Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, appeared as contestants.The show's format: a young man or woman questions three members of the opposite sex, hidden from her view, to determine which one would be the best date."He loved doing local radio, especially before it was computerized." Lange himself once told the Bay Area Radio Digest that his favorite aspect of the medium was that "you don't have to worry about lighting directors and cameramen or script writers and all that." "Good radio is still the most fun," he said, "It always will be.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.