Jim lang dating game

Jim Lange (born August 15, 1932; died February 25, 2014) was a former American game show host and disc jockey.

He played host to many celebrity guests on the show as they laid the foundation for their fame as entertainers, among them Michael Jackson, Steve Martin, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Farrah Fawcett.

The show's format: A young man or woman questions three members of the opposite sex, hidden from view, to determine which one would be the best date.

The questions were designed by the show's writers to elicit sexy answers. The destination for the lucky couple appearing on the July 4, 1967, segment was Minneapolis during Aquatennial festivities.

The show's signature signoff was Lange and the contestants lined up, leaning back and throwing a big smooch at the camera.

Lange's broadcast career in the Twin Cities was launched after attending an audition on a dare as a teenager to do the sports and be a disc jockey on a local radio station.

"They wanted a boy and a girl," he said in a 1992 interview with the Bay Area Radio Digest.

"They wanted the boy to do sports and the girl to do the dances and stuff that was going on in the Twin Cities — very sexist — and play music once a week." Lange said he stuck with radio all through college and "found out that you can make a fair amount of money without any heavy lifting." Among his earliest inspirations, Lange said in the interview, was WCCO Radio legend Steve Cannon: "I used to listen to [him] when I was thinking about becoming a DJ. I later became close friends with Steve Cannon, and he was inspirational in getting me to come out to San Francisco." Lange's first TV gig also came in the Twin Cities, portraying the title character for "Captain 11," a children's program in the mid-1950s that joined in the outer space craze of that era and aired on WMIN, Channel 11. He didn't come on like a big personality." As a St.

It aired on weekday afternoons and featured old movie serials such as "Buck Rogers" and "The Lost Jungle." Steve Iverson, a Twin Cities broadcast historian, said Thursday that he interviewed Lange last summer for a documentary on "Lunch with Casey" and other early Channel 11 kids shows. Paul youngster, Lange worked in the visitors' clubhouse at old Lexington Park, home of an earlier incarnation of the St. Lange reminisced about those days when he spent an inning in the broadcast booth at a Saints game during a visit to the Twin Cities in July 2005 to see his mother.

"We met up at the Pavek Museum [of Broadcasting] last summer," said Iverson, who runs the "Lunch with Casey" and "Minnesota Kidvid" websites. He also recalled appearing at Excelsior Amusement Park with Casey Jones [Roger Awsumb] and Wrangler Steve [portrayed by Cannon]." Al De Rusha, who was floor director on "Captain 11," also caught up Lange last summer and recalled Thursday that "the guy never changed. An accomplished golfer, Lange attended the U on the Chick Evans Scholarship through the Western Golf Association.

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