People Are Funny

1954, TV Show

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TV Host Art Linkletter Dies at 97

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 Full Article

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Free | Hulu Aired: 4/25/1955

Season 1, Episode 16
Host Art Linkletter has some fun with a couple in a game similar to today's Newlywed Game and pins a democrat and a republican against one another as he tests their knowledge.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 4/18/1955

Season 1, Episode 15
Host Art Linkletter sends three people a gift in anticipation for dinner guests they don't know, builds a phone booth over a tank of ice water, and has a man talk on the phone while being lowered into the water. The boy and his dog are back for a rematch.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 4/11/1955

Season 1, Episode 14
Host Art Linkletter has a woman try to return some soda more than once, looks for an expert on women, and has a game between a dog catcher and a boy and his dog.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 4/4/1955

Season 1, Episode 13
Host Art Linkletter has a history major test some chorus girls about with some tough questions and a young woman gets lucky with a monkey.

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TV Host Art Linkletter Dies at 97

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

See other celebrities who have died this year

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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