'Dating Game' Host Jim Lange Dies at 81 - Broadcasting & Cable

'Dating Game' Host Jim Lange Dies at 81

Suffered a heart attack Tuesday morning
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Former TV host Jim Lange died on Tuesday. He was 81.

Lange had a heart attack at his Mill Valley, Calif. home, his wife Nancy told the Associated Press Wednesday.

Lange had a successful career in radio, but he is best known for hosting ABC's The Dating Game, which debuted in 1965 and on which he appeared for more than a decade. He also hosted the game shows Hollywood Connection$100,000 Name That Tune and The New Newlywed Game.

Lange is survived by his sister, five children, two stepchildren and four grandchildren.

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