Host of the dating game tv show

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TV show description: On this classic game show, the grand prize is only a paid dinner date but there’s also the potential of winning a partner for a lifetime.Created by Chuck Barris, each episode of the series features a bachelorette/bachelor who questions three bachelors/bachelorettes that are hidden from their view.

Dubbed the "King of Schlock," Barris' long career in show business began behind the scenes, first on programs like American Bandstand and then as a songwriter thanks to Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park." The song peaked at Number Three in 1962 and was covered by artists like the Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen.Other offbeat characters on the show included “Gene Gene the Dancing Machine” and Murray Langston, the “Unknown Comic,” who wore a paper bag over his head.READ MORE: New dating app ‘Hater’ brings people together over shared aversions The show was so popular it spawned a feature film, Jonathan Pitre is one of an estimated 5,000 people in Canada with some form of Epidermolysis bullosa — a disease that causes painful, burn-like blisters all over his body.When time runs out on the question and answer session, host Jim Lange asks the contestant to choose who he/she would like to share a dinner date with.A standard trademark of the show closes each episode with the host and winning contestants blowing a kiss to the viewers at home.

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