People Are Funny

1954, TV Show

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TV Host Art Linkletter Dies at 97

Art Linkletter

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

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Linkletter died Wednesday at his Bel-Air home in Los Angeles, his son-in-law, Art Hershey, told the Los Angeles Times.

Art Linkletter's House Party, which debuted on radio in 1944 and aired on CBS from 1952 to 1969, was one of television's longest-running variety shows. One of the show's features was daily interviews with schoolchildren, which Linkletter collected and used to create ... read more

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Premiered: September 01, 1954, on NBC
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Premise: Audience members participated in stunts and tests, often with hilarious results, in this long-running series, which began on radio in 1942 (also hosted by Art Linkletter). In 1984, NBC aired a revival with Flip Wilson as host, engaging people on the streets of L.A. instead of in a studio.

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