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
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.
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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