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Art Linkletter, Dead At 97

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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 04:07 PM
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Art Linkletter, Dead At 97


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LOS ANGELES -- Art Linkletter, whose "People Are Funny" and "House Party" shows entertained millions of TV viewers in the 1950s and '60s with the funny side of ordinary folks and who remained active as a writer and speaker through his ninth decade, died Wednesday. He was 97.

Linkletter died at his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, said his son-in-law, Art Hershey, the husband of Sharon Linkletter.

"He lived a long, full, pure life, and the Lord had need for him," Hershey said.

Linkletter had been ill "in the last few weeks time, but bear in mind he was 97 years old.
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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 04:07 PM
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The producer of America’s favorite TV shows like House Party, and People Are Funny,
Has passed on to heaven, on Wednesday. He was 97.
Linkletter was born Arthur Gordon Kelly on July 17, 1912, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
His mother, who was unwed, put him up for adoption when he was a baby; when he was about 7, he and his adoptive parents moved to the U.S., eventually settling in San Diego.
His adopted father was a preacher. Art recalls that the religious faith instilled by his father had been a great gift.
He attended San Diego State College in the early 1930s. He graduated in 1934.
Art was known on TV for his funny interviews with children and ordinary folks. He also collected their comments in a number of best-selling books, including "Kids Say The Darndest Things," and it sold in the millions.
He joins his daughter Diane (died in 1969), sons Robert (died in 1980) and Jack (2007). He is survived by his beloved wife Lois, daughters Dawn Griffin and Sharon Linkletter, as well as seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
We miss you Art.
May you rest in peace.
Violator1 out.


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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 04:19 PM
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Now there was a man who, had the opportunity been given, could have explained exactly what on earth happened to the media industry between the early days, and what we have now....

May he rest in peace.



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