Sunday, March 2, 2014
(Mill Valley, CA) -- The original host of "The Dating Game" and long-time radio host Jim Lange is dead. His wife, Nancy, confirms Lange died in his sleep from an apparent heart attack early Tuesday morning. He was 81. Lange was best known as the host of "The Dating Game", starting in 1965, while simultaneously working on KSFO radio in San Francisco. He also hosted a program on KMPC in Los Angeles in the 1980s and returned to the Bay Area in the early 1990s, doing stints on "Magic 61" and KABL. Services will be private but a public memorial is pending.