1970 dating game
He died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack, his wife Nancy told the Associated Press Wednesday.
Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, appeared as contestants.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Convicted California serial killer Rodney Alcala, a contestant on “The Dating Game” television show more than 30 years ago, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday for murdering two New York women in the 1970s.
Alcala, 69, already on death row in California for killing four women and a 12-year-old girl in that state, was extradited to New York in June to face charges in the slayings of flight attendant Cornelia Crilley, 23, and Ellen Hover, 23, the daughter of a nightclub owner.
Authorities will transport Alcala back to death row in California, but should his murder convictions there be overturned on appeal, he would be returned to New York to serve out his sentence, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance told reporters on Monday.
Judge Bonnie Wittner choked back tears as she sentenced Alcala to a concurrent 25 years to life in prison and described his crimes as “an inexplicably brutal, horrible act” and the most gruesome case she had dealt with in her three decades on the bench.A star athlete from a wealthy family brutally rapes several teenage girls and threatens to kill them if they tell anyone.An international manhunt ensues, and he eludes capture by the FBI and Interpol. In 1980, a serial killer abducts women from downtown Los Angles and dumps their bodies in bizarre places.Even a pre- Farrah Fawcett appeared on the program, introduced as “an accomplished artist and sculptress” with a dream to open her own gallery.