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Jim Lange dies at 81; the first host of 'The Dating Game'
Jim Lange dies at 81; the first host of 'The Dating Game'

Jim Lange, the first host of the popular TV game show "The Dating Game," died Tuesday at his home in Mill Valley, Calif. He was 81. He had a heart attack, his wife, Nancy, said. Though Lange had a long and 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 also played host to many celebrity guests. Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, appeared as contestants. Even a pre-"Charlie's Angels" Farrah Fawcett appeared on the...

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