Lange, who was born in St. Paul, Minn., worked in radio and
as a disc jockey before joining the "Dating Game". Contestants
on the show, which debuted in 1965, chose a date from three
candidates after asking a series of questions.
Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Steve Martin were among the
celebrity contestants who appeared on the show.
Lange also hosted other game shows including "$100,000 Name That
Tune." After leaving television he returned to radio where he
worked until retiring in 2005.
His wife Nancy told NBC's "Today" morning news show that
although her husband was best known for his television work his
real love was radio.
Lange is survived by his wife, five children, two stepchildren
and four grandchildren.
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney;
Editing by Stephen Powell)
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