TODAY | February 27, 2014
>> now some sad news we just learned overnight. the famed game show host died.
>> reporter: lange is remembered as the first host of "the dating game ."
>> from hollywood, the dating capital of the world , it's "the dating game ." and here's the star of our show, your host, jim lange !
>> jim lange is best known for he is role as host of "the dating game ." the show's format tame by today's standards. a contestant questions three members of the opposite sex hidden from their view to determine who would be the best date.
>> "the dating game " was perfect for the times. the fact that women were making choices was a total different thing for dating.
>> reporter: lange played host to many celebrities guests, include being michael jackson , arnold schwarzenegger and a pre"charlie's angels" farrah fawcett , who was introduced as an artist. jim lange as a young man discovered a passion for local radio , worked as a disk jockey for decades and was the morning deejay in the san francisco area.
>> his wife said his real love was for radio, which is where he ended his career area in the bay area . you're all a little too young to have watched it in its original form and he was amazing.
>> and the kiss.
>> that was iconic.