"We met up at the Pavek Museum [of Broadcasting] last summer," said Iverson, who runs the "Lunch with Casey" and "Minnesota Kidvid" websites. He also recalled appearing at Excelsior Amusement Park with Casey Jones [Roger Awsumb] and Wrangler Steve [portrayed by Cannon]." Al De Rusha, who was floor director on "Captain 11," also caught up Lange last summer at the broadcast museum and recalled Thursday that "the guy never changed. An accomplished golfer, Lange attended the U on the Chick Evans Scholarship through the Western Golf Association.
"He talked about the start of his career at WMIN, which later became WTCN and now KARE. He studied radio and television speech, with a minor concentration in journalism, graduating cum laude in 1954.
"They wanted the boy to do sports and the girl to do the dances and stuff that was going on in the Twin Cities — very sexist — and play music once a week." Lange said he stuck with radio all through college and "found out that you can make a fair amount of money without any heavy lifting." Among his earliest inspirations, Lange said in the interview, was WCCO Radio legend Steve Cannon: "I used to listen to [him] when I was thinking about becoming a DJ. I later became close friends with Steve Cannon, and he was inspirational in getting me to come out to San Francisco." Lange's first TV gig also came in the Twin Cities, portraying the title character for "Captain 11," a children's program in the mid-1950s that joined in the outer space craze of that era and aired on WMIN, Channel 11. He didn't come on like a big personality." As a St.
It aired on weekday afternoons and featured old movie serials such as "Buck Rogers" and "The Lost Jungle." Steve Iverson, a Twin Cities broadcast historian, said Thursday that he interviewed Lange last summer for a documentary on "Lunch with Casey" and other early Channel 11 kids shows. Paul youngster, Lange worked in the visitors' clubhouse at old Lexington Park, home of an earlier incarnation of the St. Lange reminisced about those days when he spent an inning in the broadcast booth at a Saints game during a visit to the Twin Cities in July 2005 to see his mother.
for more than 10 years beginning in 1965, died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, The Associated Press reports.
Paul, Minn., Lange started his career as a radio broadcaster at age 15, when he won an audition to do a weekly sports report for a local station.
A syndicated version was produced from 1977 until 1980, and the show was revived yet again as The Newlywed Game in the fall of 1985, a version that lasted until 1990.
“What was the strangest place you’ve ever made whoopee?
His hosting tenure included many celebrity guests as contestants, including Michael Jackson, Steve Martin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck and a pre. Lange spoke to this in a 1992 interview with the , saying, "Radio is the theater of the mind. You don't have to worry about lighting directors and cameramen or script writers and all that. on 'The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show' " starting in 1962 as the announcer and Ford's sidekick.Three years later, Lange rocketed onto the daytime game-show scene as host of ABC's "The Dating Game," which debuted in 1965 and on which he appeared through the 1970s, charming audiences with his mellifluous voice and wide, easygoing grin.One friend says that she was watching The Newlywed Game one day and the bonus question was “Where is the most unusual place that you and your husband have ever made whoopee?” After receiving responses like “the bathroom of a 747” and “the kitchen table,” Bob Eubanks comes to a “not-too-literate” [black] lady who, after a lengthy deliberation, states “It be the butt, Bob”.Though Lange had a successful career in radio, he is best known for his television role on ABC's The Dating Game, which debuted in 1965 and on which he appeared for more than a decade, charming audiences with his mellifluous voice and wide, easygoing grin.'They wanted a boy and a girl,' he said in a 1992 interview with the Bay Area Radio Digest.'They wanted the boy to do sports and the girl to do the dances and stuff that was going on in the Twin Cities — very sexist — and play music once a week.' After The Dating Game brought him national recognition, he also hosted the game shows Hollywood Connection, 0,000 Name That Tune and The New Newlywed Game. and the San Francisco area, which, his wife said even was his "real love," despite being widely known for his television work. Over a beer, friends and I are discussing TV bloopers.” Hank Perez guessed that his wife Olga would say the strangest place was in their car on the freeway, but when the wives were brought in to provide their answers to the same question, here is what transpired: The clip was notably different in several details from the urban legend that had been circulating for years at that point, however.The overwhelming majority of people who claimed to have seen episode air reported that the couple was black, and that the woman’s response was “That would be in the butt, Bob” (or some similar dialectal version, such as “That’d be the butt, Bob,” “Up da butt, Bob” or “It be the butt, Bob”).