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Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter (born Arthur Gordon Kelly,[1][2] or Gordon Arthur Kelley[3] (sources differ), July 17, 1912 – May 26, 2010) was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS
CBS
radio and television for 25 years, and People Are Funny, on NBC
NBC
radio and TV for 19 years. He became a naturalized United States citizen in 1942. One of Linkletter's lasting legacies are the many light hearted interview segments with children which appeared regularly on his daytime House Party program entitled Kids Say the Darndest Things. A best selling series of books soon followed which contained the humorous comments made on-air by these children.

Contents

1 Early life and career

1.1 From radio into television 1.2 Early television and film appearances 1.3 Toy and game promotions

2 Art Linkletter's Kids 3 Later years

3.1 Activism 3.2 Philanthropy 3.3 Awards and honors

4 Personal life 5 Illness and death 6 Cultural references 7 Works 8 References 9 External links

Early life and career[edit] Linkletter was born Arthur Gordon Kelly in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In his autobiography, Confessions of a Happy Man (1960), he revealed that he had no contact with his natural parents or his sister or two brothers since he was abandoned when only a few weeks old. He was adopted by Mary (née Metzler) and Fulton John Linkletter, an evangelical preacher.[4][5] When he was five, his family moved to San Diego, California, where he graduated from San Diego
San Diego
High School at age 16. During the early years of the Great Depression, he rode trains around the country doing odd jobs and meeting a wide variety of people.[6] In 1934, he earned a bachelor's degree in teaching from San Diego
San Diego
State Teachers College (now San Diego
San Diego
State University), where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. While attending San Diego
San Diego
State, he played for the basketball team and was a member of the swimming team. He had previously planned to attend Springfield College, but did not, for financial reasons. In 1935 he met Lois Foerster. They were married at Grace Lutheran Church in San Diego, November 28, 1935. Their marriage lasted until Linkletter's death, ​74 1⁄2 years later. From radio into television[edit] After receiving his teaching degree, Linkletter decided to go to work as a radio announcer at KGB in San Diego, because radio paid better than teaching. He directed radio programs for fairs and expositions in the mid-1930s. Afterwards, he moved to San Francisco and continued his radio career. In 1943, Linkletter pleaded guilty to falsely claiming US citizenship;[7] he was fined $500 and permitted to apply for citizenship.[8] In the 1940s, Linkletter worked in Hollywood with John Guedel on their pioneering radio show, People Are Funny, which employed audience participation, contests and gags. The series served as a prototype for future radio and television game shows.[6] People Are Funny became a television show in 1954 and ran until 1961.[9]

Sam Berman's caricature of Linkletter for NBC's 1947 promotional book

Early television and film appearances[edit] Other early television shows Linkletter worked on included Life With Linkletter with his son Jack (1969–1970) and Hollywood Talent Scouts (1965–1966). He also acted in two movies, People Are Funny
People Are Funny
(1946) and Champagne for Caesar (1950). Linkletter declined the opportunity offered by his friend Walt Disney to invest in the Disneyland
Disneyland
theme park project along with building and operating the Disneyland
Disneyland
Hotel due to Linkletter's doubts about the park's prospects. But, out of friendship for Disney, Linkletter volunteered his experience as a live program broadcaster to help organize ABC's coverage of the Disneyland
Disneyland
opening in 1955 on what was his 43rd birthday. Besides being an on-air host, he recruited his two co-hosts: Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
and Bob Cummings. The park opening experience convinced Linkletter that Disneyland
Disneyland
was going to be a huge success. When Disney asked what he could do to show his gratitude for the broadcast's role in the successful launching of the park, Linkletter asked for Disneyland's camera and film concession for its first ten years, a request that was quickly granted. This turned out to be extremely lucrative.[10] He appeared for two stints of two weeks each, as a guest host of The Tonight Show
The Tonight Show
in 1962 between Jack Paar's departure and Johnny Carson's arrival as its new host.[11] In the 1950s, Linkletter hosted a 15-minute series for syndication titled Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
And The Kids, seen locally on Saturday mornings in some areas.[12][13] Toy and game promotions[edit] In the 1950s, Linkletter became a major investor in and promoter of the hula hoop.[14][15] In 1963, Linkletter became the endorser and spokesman for Milton Bradley's The Game of Life. His picture appeared on the game's $100,000 bills[16] and also on the box, framed by the statement "I heartily endorse this game."[17] Art Linkletter's Kids[edit] Art Linkletter's Kids was a 1963–64 gag cartoon panel drawn by the prolific cartoonist Stan Fine
Stan Fine
and distributed by King Features Syndicate. Later years[edit] In the 1960s, Linkletter started a dance school, the Art Linkletter School of Jazz, Tap, and Ballet, in Pomona and Claremont, California. After three public meetings in 1967, an eight-member Los Angeles City Council committee "cleared" Linkletter and City Council Member Tom Shepard of charges that they were linked in a scheme to influence city purchase of the "financially troubled" Valley Music Theater
Valley Music Theater
in Woodland Hills.[18] In 1988, he appeared as himself on the syndicated sitcom Small Wonder in the episode "Come Fly With Me." At one point he was a spokesman for National Home Life, an insurance company. Activism[edit] A registered Republican who campaigned for his old friend Ronald Reagan for President of the United States, Linkletter became a political organizer and a spokesman for the United Seniors Association, now known as USA Next, an alternative to the AARP. As part of this role, Linkletter was active in campaigning for more stringent restrictions on elderly motorists. He was also a member of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation
President's Council on Service and Civic Participation
(which ended in November 2008). In 1978, he wrote the foreword to the bestselling self-help book Release Your Brakes! by James W. Newman, in which he wrote, "I believe none of us should ever stop growing, learning, changing, and being curious about what's going to happen next. None of us is perfect, so we should be eager to learn more and try to be more effective persons in every part of our lives." In 2005, at the age of 93, he opened the Happiest Homecoming on Earth celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Disneyland. Half a century earlier, he had been the commentator on the opening day celebrations in 1955. For this, he was named a Disney Legend. Philanthropy[edit] Linkletter invested wisely,[6] enabling his considerable philanthropy. A member of Pepperdine University's Board of Regents, Linkletter was also a long-term trustee at Springfield College, where he donated funds to build the swimming center named in his honor, the Art Linkletter Natatorium.[19] Awards and honors[edit] Linkletter received a lifetime achievement Daytime Emmy award in 2003. He was inducted into the National Speakers Association
National Speakers Association
Speaker Hall of Fame. He also received honorary degrees from several universities, including his alma mater, San Diego
San Diego
State University; Pepperdine University; and the University of Prince Edward Island. For his contribution to television, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located on 1560 Vine Street. Personal life[edit]

Linkletter on The Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Show

Linkletter had one of the longest marriages of any well-known person in America, at nearly 75 years. He married Lois Foerster on November 25, 1935, and they had five children: Arthur Jack, Dawn, Robert, Sharon and Diane. Lois Foerster Linkletter died at the age of 95 on October 11, 2011. Art and Lois Linkletter outlived three of their five children. On October 4, 1969, 20-year-old Diane died after jumping out of her sixth-floor kitchen window.[4] Linkletter claimed that her death was drug related because she was on, or having a flashback from, an LSD trip (toxicology tests later determined there were no drugs in Diane's system at the time of her death). After Diane's death, Linkletter spoke out against drugs to prevent children from straying into a drug habit. His record, "We Love You, Call Collect", recorded before her death, featured a discussion about permissiveness in modern society, along with a rebuttal by Diane, titled "Dear Mom and Dad". The record won a 1970 Grammy Award for the "Best Spoken Word Recording".[20] Art and Lois' son Robert Linkletter died in an automobile accident on September 12, 1980.[21] Another son, Arthur, died from lymphoma in 2007.[22] Illness and death[edit] In early 2008, Linkletter suffered a mild stroke. He died on May 26, 2010 at age 97 at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California.[6][9][23][24] After his death, Phyllis Diller
Phyllis Diller
stated, "In a couple of months Art Linkletter would have been 98 years old, a full life of fun and goodness, an orphan who made it to the top. What a guy."[20] He was survived by his wife, Lois and daughters Dawn Griffin and Sharon Linkletter, as well as seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Cultural references[edit] He was satirized as "Art Lamplighter," the host of "People Are Phoney," in the 1959 Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
animated short People Are Bunny. Works[edit]

Linkletter, Art (1957). Kids Say the Darndest Things!. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. OCLC 336428.  Linkletter, Art (1960). The Secret World of Kids. New York: Pocket Books. ASIN B0007FZ0X0.  Linkletter, Art (1962) [1960]. Confessions of a Happy Man. with Dean Jennings. New York: Pocket Books. OCLC 21491400.  Linkletter, Art (1962). Kids Sure Rite Funny!. Bernard Geis Associate. ASIN B001KZ1FU8.  Linkletter, Art (1962). Kids STILL say the Darndest Things!. Pocket Books, Inc. ASIN B0007FZWBA.  Linkletter, Art (1965). A Child's Garden of Misinformation. Random House. ASIN B0007DSKPW.  Linkletter, Art (1968). I Wish I'd Said That! My Favorite Ad-Libs of All Time. Doubleday. ASIN B000MTRRQO.  Linkletter, Art (1968). Oops! Or, Life's Awful Moments. Pocket Books. ASIN B0007FBEFS.  Linkletter, Art (1968). Linkletter Down Under. Kaye Ward. ASIN B000KP2O3Q.  Linkletter, Art (February 1970). "We Must Fight the Epidemic of Drug Abuse!". Reader's Digest: 56–60.  Linkletter, Art (1973). Drugs at my Door Step. W Publishing Group. ISBN 0-87680-335-4.  Linkletter, Art (1974). Women are My Favorite People. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-05226-X.  Linkletter, Art (1974). How to be a Super Salesman: Linkletter's Art of Persuasion. Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0-13-396606-2.  Linkletter, Art (1990). Yes, You Can!. Spire. ASIN B000O8ZB8O.  Linkletter, Art (1980). I Didn't Do It Alone: The Autobiography of Art Linkletter as Told to George Bishop. Ottawa, Illinois: Caroline House Publishers. ISBN 0-89803-040-4. OCLC 6899386.  Linkletter, Art (1990). Old Age is Not for Sissies. Bookthrift Co. ISBN 0-7917-1479-9.  Linkletter, Art (2006). How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life. with Mark Victor Hansen. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 0-7852-1890-4. 

References[edit]

^ Ray Poindexter (1978). Golden throats and silver tongues: the radio announcers. River Road Press. p. 108.  ^ Joseph F. Clarke (1977). Pseudonyms. BCA. p. 102.  ^ Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications. October 1967.  ^ a b Mann, Arnold (November 11, 2002). "Preacher's Kid". Time. Time. Retrieved 2010-05-26.  ^ " Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
Biography (1912-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014-03-22.  ^ a b c d Grimes, William (May 26, 2010). "Art Linkletter, TV Host, Dies at 97". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-26.  ^ "Linkletter Pleads". Broadcasting and Broadcast Advertising. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 24 (4): 26. January 25, 1943.  ^ "Linkletter Fined". Broadcasting and Broadcast Advertising. 24 (5): 26. February 1, 1943.  ^ a b Oliver, Myrna, Nelson, Valerie J. (May 27, 2010). "Art Linkletter dies at 97; broadcasting pioneer created 'Kids Say the Darndest Things'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-05-27.  ^ The "E" Ticket
The "E" Ticket
#40 (2003) ^ Here’s…(not yet)…Johnny! ^ Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
and the Kids 1 (1 of 2), YouTube ^ Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
and the Kids 2 (2 of 2), YouTube ^ "1950s Hula Hoop vintage photo ART LINKLETTER and kids Flickr - Photo Sharing!". Flickr. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2014-03-22.  ^ " Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
Discusses His Career in Television". Larry King Live. CNN. June 30, 2000.  ^ " Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
RIP (1912-2010)". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2014-03-22.  ^ Zenobia, Jason (2010-05-26). "The Flaming Chef: "I Heartily Endorse This Obituary"". Jasonzenobia.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2014-03-22.  ^ Erwin Baker, "Probe Clears Councilman and Linkletter". Los Angeles Times, August 5, 1967, page 3. Library card required ^ Aquatics: Swim Lessons, Springfield College
Springfield College
website ^ a b "TV Show Host Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
Dies at 97". foxnews.com. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 14 November 2012.  ^ Obituary: "Robert Linkletter" The New York Times. September 13, 1980 ^ Obituary: "Jack Linkletter, Second-Generation TV Host, Dies at 70", The New York Times, December 21, 2007. ^ Duke, Alan (May 27, 2010). "Legendary broadcaster Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
is dead at 97". CNN. Retrieved 2010-05-26.  ^ "TV Show Host Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
Dies at 97". Fox News. Associated Press. May 26, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 

External links[edit]

Appearance On What's My Line 9/17/61 on YouTube

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(2000) Ralph Edwards
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Merv Griffin
(2005) Caroll Spinney
Caroll Spinney
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Regis Philbin
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Shows (1959) Carl Sandburg
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Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
- A Reporter Remembers, Vol. I The War Years (1967) Everett Dirksen
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– Gallant Men (1968) Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
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Art Linkletter
& Diane Linkletter – We Love You Call Collect (1970) Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
– Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam (1971) Les Crane
Les Crane
– Desiderata (1972) Bruce Botnick (producer) – Lenny performed by the original Broadway cast (1973) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1974) Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
– Good Evening (1975) James Whitmore
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Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
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and Orson Welles
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Orson Welles
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
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John Gielgud
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Shakespeare
(1980)

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Ben Kingsley
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Jesse Jackson
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Gilda Radner
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George Burns
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Henry Rollins
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Hillary Clinton
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Charles Kuralt
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Christopher Reeve
Still Me
Still Me
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Dreams from My Father
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Jimmy Carter
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