Broadcast Legend Art Linkletter Dies

By Andrew Gauthier Comment

Associated Press

Art Linkletter Art Linkletter, who encouraged both kids and grownups to say the “darndest things” during his decades as a genial but gently mischievious television personality, has died at age 97.

The host of “People Are Funny” and “House Party” of the 1950s and ’60s died Wednesday at his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles.

“He lived a long, full, pure life, and the Lord had need for him,” said his son-in-law, Art Hershey, the husband of Sharon Linkletter Hershey said.

Linkletter had been ill “in the last few weeks time, but bear in mind he was 97 years old. He wasn’t eating well, and the aging process took him,” Hershey said. More…