Jim Lange, the original host of the legendary show, The Dating Game, is dead at age 81. His wife, Nancy, said he died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack at his home in California.
Woolery said, "He was the best at what he did. He was the best at that show."
Lange gave many up-and-coming celebrities an early break on TV, including Suzanne Somers. Arnold Schwarzenegger also appeared as a contestant when he was still just a body builder. Even a pre-Charlie’s Angels Farrah Fawcett appeared on the popular game show.
Years later, Lange was a local radio host in San Francisco. Now, fans everywhere are remembering Jim Lange.
Woolery said, "Jim will be remembered as a wonderful and very capable host. A wonderful professional man and a wonderful guy."