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Jim Lange: ‘Dating Game’ Host Dead At 81

Thu, February 27, 2014 7:46am EDT by Chloe Melas 2 Comments
Jim Lange Dead
Courtesy Of ABC

‘The Dating Game’ host died on Feb. 25, after suffering a heart attack.

Jim Lange, the popular host of the former hit show, The Dating Game, unexpectedly died on Feb. 25. The host worked with stars like Michael Jackson, Steve Martin who appeared on his show in the mid 60s to 70s.

Jim Lange ‘Dating Game’ Host Dead

Jim, a hilarious and charismatic host, would generally have a man or a woman, ask questions to the opposite sex, in order to land a date. It was so much fun to watch and some of the biggest names in Hollywood would appear on the show.

But before he played matchmakers, the Minnesota native, first got his start in radio. He was a deejay for years before his big break and he even returned to radio as a disc jockey in San Francisco, until 2005.

“As much as he’s known for his television work, his real love was radio,” his wife told the AP. “He loved doing local radio, especially before it was computerized.”

Harold Ramis Dies — ‘Ghostbusters’ Legend Dead At 69

Jim is not the only Hollywood legend to pass away recently. Harold Ramis starred in some of the biggest hits and hilarious classic comedies like: National Lampoon’s Animal House, Stripes, and of course Ghostbusters. Unfortunately, the actor/director/writer, began suffering from a rare autoimmune inflammatory disease called vasculitis in 2010, and unfortunately it relapsed, cutting his life too short.

It’s a shame that all of these great Hollywood greats are passing away but luckily their legacy lives on onscreen.

HollywoodLifers, did you ever get a chance to watch The Dating Game?

— Chloe Melas

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