Though Lange had a successful career in radio, he is best known for his television role on ABC's The Dating Game, which debuted in 1965 and on which he appeared for more than a decade, charming audiences with his mellifluous voice and wide, easygoing grin.'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.' After The Dating Game brought him national recognition, he also hosted the game shows Hollywood Connection, 0,000 Name That Tune and The New Newlywed Game.When the show was revived with a different format in 1996, Brad Sherwood was named as its host.
The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.
The first revival premiered in 1978 and ran until 1980, the second ran from 1986 until 1989, and the last ran from 1996 until 1999 with a season of reruns following.
Lange began his radio broadcasting career in the Twin Cities after winning an audition as a teenager.
He graduated from Saint Thomas Academy, going on to the University of Minnesota on a scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation.
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After graduating from the University of Minnesota and serving in the Marines, Lange moved to San Francisco.