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Jim Lange: Host of ‘The Dating Game’

Posted on 02/27/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyA newspaper feature writer gushed in 1969 that Jim Lange, the host of The Dating Game, personified “the swinging, nattily dressed bachelor.” The description might seem amusingly quaint today, but then again, so would the show itself. During its original run from 1965 to 1973, The Dating Game — in which a “bachelorette” picked one of three prospective bachelors hidden behind a screen, or vice-versa, by asking provocative questions — was an awkward artifact of society’s evolving attitudes about sexual freedom …

‘Breaking Bad’: The End Is Near

Posted on 08/4/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe final eight episodes of Breaking Bad begin airing one week from today on AMC — a pop culture event preceded by 13 Emmy nominations for the bloody and brilliant show, a Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame star ceremony for actor Bryan Cranston, numerous appearances before media and fans, and endless speculation about the final fate of his high school teacher-turned-drug lord character, Walter White.  Will Walt  go down in a hail of bullets?  Get captured by his DEA agent brother-in-law, Hank …

Mel Shaw: The Disney Artist Who Remade Howdy Doody

Posted on 12/1/2012 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyIn a remarkable career that spanned more than a half-century, Disney design artist Mel Shaw earned a spot in animation’s pantheon for his work on a slew of classic films, ranging from Fantasia and Bambi in the early 1940s to The Lion King in the 1990s. The Brooklyn-born artist, who earned his first accolades at age 12 when a mule and rider that he carved from a bar of soap won second prize in a Procter & Gamble contest, had …