Art Linkletter. Left-click photo to enlarge.
LOS ANGELES — 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. “Art Linkletter’s House Party,” one of television’s longest-running variety shows, debuted on radio in 1944 and was seen on CBS-TV from 1952 to 1969. cont'd.