Thursday, July 17, 2014
Happy birthday, Art Linkletter
It is the birthday of radio and TV personality Art Linkletter (1912), who hosted the CBS radio and television show, House Party, for 25 years, and the NBC radio and television show, People Are Funny, for 19 years. One of the most popular segments on House Party was Kids Say the Darndest Things, in which he interviewed children. Early in his career, Linkletter was arrested for falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen. (He was born in Canada). He was fined $500. In the 1950s, Linkletter invested heavily in the hula hoop. Here’s some vintage Art Linkletter.