Death of Art Linkletter

July 17, 1912 - May 26, 2010
Los Angeles, California | Age 97

TV's 'People Are Funny' host dies at 97
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By LYNN ELBER, AP Entertainment Writer


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,...

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