Another classic TV game show host has passed away.
Geoff Edwards, a longtime radio deejay in Los Angeles, hosted a number of 1970s and 80s game shows. Those shows included Chain Reaction, Jackpot!, Play The Percentages and The New Treasure Hunt. Edwards was also an actor, guesting on classics like I Dream Of Jeannie, Petticoat Junction and Police Woman.
Edwards died Wednesday in California. He was 83. Former Dating Game host Jim Lange passed away last week.
Here’s a clip from a 1974 episode of The New Treasure Hunt. RIP Geoff Edwards:
Former Dating Game host Jim Lange has died at age 81.
Lange was a long-time disc jockey in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He was the host of the original 1960s network version of The Dating Game and a syndicated 1970s revival.
Lange also hosted a number of other game shows, including $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime, Celebrity Bullseye, Give-N-Take, Hollywood Connection, Oh My Word and Spin Offs.
Lange died Tuesday in California.
Here’s a rare clip from a 1967 Dating Game episode featuring a special bat guest:
While doing my morning research, I discovered that Hulu is streaming classic episodes of The Hollywood Squares. Apparently they’ve been on there for awhile, but I never saw them until today.
Peter Marshall hosted the star-studded game show which aired on NBC daytime from 1966 to 1980. NBC also aired a primetime version in 1968, some episodes of which are airing on Hulu.
Among the regular celebrities appearing on the show: Charley Weaver (Cliff Arquette), Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Vincent Price, George Gobel and center square Paul Lynde. A weekly syndicated version aired in the 1970s and a number of revivals followed the NBC cancellation.
As of this writing, there are 20 episodes available to watch. Take a look by visiting Hulu.com