Art Linkletter in 2006 (left) and a still from "Art Linkletter's House Party"

Art Linkletter dies at 97

Host of "People Are Funny" and "House Party" passes away at his home in Los Angeles


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Associated Press
May 26, 2010 11:39PM (UTC)

Art Linkletter, who hosted the popular TV shows "People Are Funny" and "House Party" in the 1950s and 1960s, has died. He was 97.

His son-in-law Art Hershey says Linkletter died Wednesday at his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles.

Linkletter 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.

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In the 1960s, Linkletter became an outspoken anti-drug crusader after his daughter's suicide, which he blamed on LSD use although an autopsy found none of the drug in her body.


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