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 Dating Game,” which took off in the mid-’60s and flowered into the mid-’70s, was the show that launched a thousand imitators, from “The Bachelor” to “The Newlywed Game.” On the show, a bachelorette would be hidden behind a wall, where she would ask three young men, prospective dates, questions about themselves. “ When the embarrassed yucks were muddled through, the bachelorette chose her favorite bachelor, and the happy couple were sent on a date (always with a chaperone, and often to some far-off, exotic locale).Sadly, Jackson later revealed to Andy Warhol in a 1977 interview, "I've never been on a date outside of 'The Dating Game.' And that was work."Andy Kaufman was a nationally known comedian, but his "Foreign Man" character was not yet a sensation on the sitcom "Taxi" when he made his 1978 appearance on "The Dating Game." While Kaufman's appearance is outrageously entertaining in its own right, it's almost more fun to watch Lange and the other two bachelors try to understand just what this guy was doing on the show. Olympia and a business student at UCLA when he appeared on "The Dating Game" in 1973.PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TVArnold Schwarzenegger was a bodybuilding celebrity, Mr. He's starred in "Hercules in New York," but "Pumping Iron," "The Terminator" and the governorship of California was in his future.This is what you did back in the day, I guess, starting out as an actor: you went on game shows to try to win some rent money and maybe a free dinner.
And we're not talking Ken Jennings kind of celebrities.
We don’t actually know whether the couple is still dating each other or not but as there are no news of their break up still.
Then, probably the couple is still in a relationship.
John Ritter had three children from his previous relationship, named Jason, Carley, and Tyer.
Her relationship with John was quite blessed itself.