Kaufman the dating game
It was during these years that many single guests appeared on the show who would later go on to be big stars in their own right.And we're not talking Ken Jennings kind of celebrities.Actors and actresses need love, too--and they were willing to go on this classic game show to find it!Click through the slides to see who went on air to see if they could find the man or woman of their dreams.Game show nostalgists everywhere were dealt a crushing blow Tuesday when Jim Lange, the original host of “The Dating Game,” died at the age of 81.
The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.
The questions were all framed provocatively, with plenty of opportunity for a naughty answer. In the years since the show aired, some fascinating names came up on You Tube’s radar — of on-the-prowl singles who would one day make a name for themselves.
A typical question went something like this: “Bachelor Number Three, it’s the holiday season and I’m Santa — you’re on my lap. Before his hair went white and his stand-up comedy career took off, Steve Martin appeared on the show (on multiple occasions).
The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.
When the show was revived with a different format in 1996, Brad Sherwood was named as its host.