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(Photo: Miami Herald/Getty Images) Radio broadcaster and TV host Jim Lange has died, at 81.
After graduating college and serving in the Marines, he moved to California, where he hosted radio shows on various San Francisco and Los Angeles stations, starting in 1960.
Two years later, he made his TV debut playing announcer and sidekick to the country singer Tennessee Ernie Ford.
The ranks of bachelorettes and the show’s “male-order” panel sometimes included people trying to break into show business who were looking for a little TV face time, and some of them later went on to bigger things.
Farrah Fawcett, John Ritter, Tom Selleck, Lindsay Wagner, and Steve Martin all appeared on the show; so did Andy Kaufman, doing one of his early media put-ons under the alias “Baji Kimran.” In what may be the single creepiest episode of a game show ever recorded, the bachelors on tap one night included Rodney Alcala, a serial killer who had already been convicted of rape, and who is believed to have taken photographs of his victims.
As he told the Bay Area Radio Museum, "Radio is the theater of the mind. You don't have to worry about lighting directors and cameramen or script writers and all that.