Contact Us

Former Game Show Host Jim Lange Dies

Long before there were online dating sites or television shows that hooked people up like The Bachelor, there was the hokey but entertaining Dating Game.

Jim Lange, the first host of the once popular game show, died at his home in Mill Valley, California on Tuesday at age 81.

From abcnew.go.com:

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, charming audiences with his mellifluous voice and wide, easygoing grin.

He worked in radio out in California until his retirement in 2005, and radio was his real love, according to his wife.

“Good radio is still the most fun,” Jim Lange said, “It always will be. Plus, you don’t have to wear makeup and you don’t have to shave.”

That’s exactly why I like it. :-D

P.S. Andy Kaufman punks Jim in the video above. And below it’s a very young Farrah Fawcett’s appearance on the show in 1969.

More from 105.7 The Hawk

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1057thehawk.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 105.7 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 105.7 The Hawk quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!