Today, the world says goodbye to the first dating game show host, Jim Lange. On Tuesday, his wife Nancy Fleming stated he died from a sudden heart attack at their home. He was 81 years old.
Jim Lange was the first person to host a dating game TV show. He paved the way for all the reality TV dating shows, including “Love Connection, Blind Date, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, and many more. “The Dating Game” aired from 1965 – 1985, but his success did not stop there. He also hosted entertaining game shows such as the Hollywood Connection, $100,000 Name That Tune, and The New Newlywed Game.
We send our condolences to his family and friends during this sad time. Jim Lange is truly legendary and will never be forgotten