Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show “The Dating Game,” has died at his home
. He was 81. He is best known for his television role on ABC's “The Dating Game,” on which he appeared for more than a decade. He played host to many celebrity guests including Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Even a pre-“Charlie's Angels” Farrah Fawcett appeared on the program, introduced as “an accomplished artist and sculptress” with a dream to open her own gallery.