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Art Linkletter Biography & Wiki 2017

Arthur Gordon Linkletter was born on 17 July 1912, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, of American descent. Art was a radio and television personality, best known for hosting “House Party” which ran on CBS for 25 years. He also hosted “People Are Funny” which ran on NBC for 19 years, but all of his efforts helped put his net worth to where it was prior to his passing in 2010.

How rich was Art Linkletter? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that was at $90 million, mostly earned through success on television and radio. He was famous for interviewing children on “House Party” and “Kids Say the Darndest Things”, all of these achievements ensuring the position of his wealth.

Art Linkletter Net Worth $90 million

Art was adopted and never had contact with his natural family. His adoptive family moved from Canada to San Diego, California when he was five years old, where he attended San Diego High School, and lived during the early years of the Great Depression. He then attended San Diego State Teachers College (San Diego State University) and earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching. He also played for the school’s basketball and swimming team.

After completing his studies, Linkletter started to work as a radio announcer because it paid better than teaching. He was involved in various radio programs in the 1930s, and then moved to San Francisco to continue his radio career. In 1940, he started working with John Guedel on the radio show “People are Funny” which would become a prototype for radio game shows, and eventually found its way to television, running from 1954 to 1961. His net worth started to increase significantly thanks to this project. Linkletter then worked on other television shows, including “Life with Linkletter”, and on the film “Champagne for Caesar”. He also became the broadcaster to organize ABC’s coverage of the Disneyland opening, despite his doubts about the success of the theme park. He later became convinced that Disneyland would become highly successful. He was involved with Disneyland for many years, which helped his net worth rise quickly.

Art also made various investments, becoming an investor for the hula hoop as well as “The Game of Life”. In 1963, a gag cartoon panel was published by King Features Syndicate called “Art Linkletter’s Kids”. He then opened a dance school in Claremont, California called the Art Linketter School of Jazz. In 1988, he made an appearance in the sitcom “Small Wonder”, and thanks to all his achievements, he received a lifetime achievement Daytime Emmy award in 2003. He was also inducted into the National Speakers Association Speaker Hall of Fame, as well as being given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For his personal life, it is known that Linkletter married Lois Foerster in 1935, and they had five children during a marriage of 75 years, one of the longest of any celebrity, even outliving three of their children. In 2008, Linkletter suffered a mild stroke, and two years later he would pass away at his home in Los Angeles in May 2010.

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Gordon Arthur Kelly Quick Facts

Birth date: July 17, 1912
Birth place: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death date: May 26, 2010, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession:American-Canadian radio personality
Education:San Diego State University
Nationality:American, Canadian
Spouse:Lois Foerster (m. 1935–2010)
Children:Diane Linkletter, Jack Linkletter, Robert Linkletter, Sharon Linkletter, Dawn Linkletter
Parents:John Linkletter, Mary Linkletter
Siblings:Laura Ann Linkletter
Movies:Champagne for Caesar, Television: The First 50 Years, The Snow Queen, People Are Funny
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Gordon Arthur Kelly Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Art Linkletter's date of birth was July 17th, 1912, which was a Wednesday. And after entering eternity, on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010, his lifetime, was 97 years, 10 months and 9 days. In weeks, he was 5,106 weeks. And days, his lifetime lasted 35,742 days. Also, his marriage to Lois Foerster was on Monday, November 25th, 1935 to Wednesday, May 26th, 2010, lasted 74 years, 6 months and 1 day, totaling 27,211 days, then equaling 3,887 weeks and 2 days.
2He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: For Radio at 6363 Hollywood Boulevard, and for Television at 1560 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
3His ongoing marriage to Lois Foerster, was on Monday, November 25, 1935. Their marriage was the second longest in Hollywood history, it lasted 27,211 days. Monday, November 25, 1935 to Wednesday, May 26, 2010 differ 27,211 days, equaling 3,887 weeks and 5 days, total. Only Norman and Peggy Lloyd had a longer recorded marriage.
4Son Robert Linkletter, 34, was killed in a car accident. A woman was later sentenced on January 17, 1981, to a year's probation on her plea of no contest to vehicular manslaughter.
5Only three months before daughter Diane Linkletter's fatal leap from her apartment high-rise on October 4, 1969, Art's oldest daughter Dawn's husband, John Zweyer, 33, committed suicide by a gunshot to the head over his failing insurance business on July 15th.
6Host of two of the longest-running shows in USA broadcast history: The Linkletter Show (1952), which ran on CBS radio and TV for 25 years, and People Are Funny (1954) on NBC radio and TV for 19 years. Linkletter was famous for interviewing children on The Linkletter Show (1952) and Kids Say the Darndest Things (1998), which led to a successful series of books quoting children.
7Children: Jack Linkletter (Arthur), Dawn, Robert Linkletter, Sharon, and Diane Linkletter. He was a good friend of Walt Disney. It might be coincidence, but Disney's children, who arrived first, were also named Sharon and Diane.
8Adopted by John, an evangelical preacher, and Mary Linkletter, as a baby.
9Shares his birthday (July 17th) with Disneyland, where he hosted the grand opening in 1955 and returned 50 years later to help host the celebration on July 17th 2005, and is the only celebrity to appear at Disneyland publicly both of those days.
10Friend Walt Disney could only afford to pay Linkletter scale to help host the Disneyland grand opening special Dateline: Disneyland (1955); in return, Linkletter asked for and received the park's camera and film concessions for 10 years.
11Only person in TV history to have five shows concurrently on network TV.
12His lecture tour is entitled "Old Age Is Not for Sissies", which is also the title of his 23rd book.
13One of America's most dedicated humanitarians, Art has been recognized for his work for the National Easter Seals Foundation, the National Heart Foundation, the Foster Parents Plan and Goodwill Industries.
14Appointed to President Richard Nixon's national advisory council for drug abuse prevention, education and information following the drug-related suicide of daughter, Diane Linkletter.
15Grand marshal, Tournament of Roses parade [2003]
16In 1969, his daughter, Diane Linkletter, committed suicide by jumping out of her kitchen window. He blamed LSD and became very outspoken against drugs. Several reports at the time showed that LSD played no role, but Art still continued to speak out against the psychedelic movement for many years.
17Father of Jack Linkletter and Diane Linkletter.


Gordon Arthur Kelly Quotes

#Quote
1Diplomacy - the art of jumping into trouble without making a splash.
2Things work out best for the people who make the best of the way things work out.


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Gordon Arthur Kelly Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Lifetime Achievement AwardDaytime Emmy Awards


Gordon Arthur Kelly Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1976-1986TV SeriesHost / Interviewer / Narrator
Here's Lucy1970TV SeriesArt Linkletter
The Red Skelton Hour1968TV SeriesHobo
Batman1967TV SeriesArt Linkletter
Wagon Train1962TV SeriesSam Darland
Make Room for Daddy1962TV SeriesArt Linkletter
General Electric Theater1957-1962TV SeriesHoward Douglas / Bert Holman / Herb Stillman / ...
Zane Grey Theater1961TV SeriesReverend Albert Pierce
No Greater Love1960
Mr. Broadway1957TV Movie
The Snow Queen1957English prologue
The Christophers1955TV Series
The Jack Benny Program1955TV SeriesArt Linkletter
Life with Linkletter1950TV SeriesHost
Champagne for Caesar1950Happy Hogan
People Are Funny1946Master of Ceremonies

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Living Century2001-2003TV Series documentary advisor - 5 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Philippine Adventure1964Documentary executive producer
Salute to Baseball1956TV Movie executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen Snapshots 5854: Young Hollywood1952Documentary short script

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth2001TV Movie documentary grateful acknowledgment
Flying High1979TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What If?2014DocumentaryHimself
The Hooping Life2014DocumentaryHimself
When the World Breaks2010DocumentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2002-2005TV SeriesHimself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
114th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade2003TV MovieHimself
Biography1998-2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Neighbor of Humphrey Bogart
CBS Tournament of Roses Parade2003TV SpecialHimself
Milton Berle: An All-Star Tribute to 'Mr. Television'2002VideoHimself
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Let Me In, I Hear Laughter2000DocumentaryHimself
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHimself / Interviewee
Kids Say the Darndest Things1998TV SeriesCo-Host
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's1997DocumentaryHimself (with Monty Hall) (uncredited)
The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The One, the Only... Groucho1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special1990TV MovieHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Small Wonder1988TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Party for Joan Collins1987TV SpecialHimself
The USA Today's 5th Anniversary Gala1987TV MovieHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan1985TV SpecialHimself
Xpose1982TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
The John Davidson Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Alan Hamel Show1978-1979TV SeriesHimself
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentaryCo-host - part VII
That's Action1977DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry!1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
Donny and Marie1976TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
The Good Old Days of Radio1976TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Stanley Siegel Show1975TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967-1974TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Center Square / Himself - Panelist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963-1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest Host
The Dean Martin Show1973TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1962-1972TV SeriesHimself - Substitute Host / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - TV Personality
The Art Linkletter Show1963-1970TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Real Tom Kennedy Show1970TV SeriesHimself
It Takes Two1970TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Host
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Linkletter Show1952-1969TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Movin' with Nancy1967TV SpecialR.C. Cola spokesperson
Hollywood Talent Scouts1965-1966TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Lucy Show1966TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1956-1965TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist / Himself - Mystery Guest
The Celebrity Game1964TV SeriesHimself
I've Got a Secret1955-1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The 20th Annual Golden Globes Awards1963TV SpecialHimself - Host
Stump the Stars1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1958-1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself - Host
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1962TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Here's Hollywood1961-1962TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Co-Host
The Chevy Show1960-1961TV SeriesHimself - Presenter / Himself - Host
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1959-1961TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
People Are Funny1954-1960TV SeriesHimself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
You Bet Your Life1959TV SeriesHimself
Startime1959TV SeriesHimself - Host
Disneyland '591959TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Bob Cummings Show1959TV SeriesHimself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1958TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Person to Person1957TV Series documentaryHimself
The Gisele MacKenzie Show1957TV SeriesHimself
The Heart of Show Business1957ShortHimself
Holiday on Ice1956TV MovieHimself - Host
Max Liebman Presents: The Maurice Chevalier Show1956TV MovieHimself - Host
Salute to Baseball1956TV MovieHimself - MC
Max Liebman Spectaculars1956TV SeriesHimself - Host
Inside Beverly Hills1956TV MovieHimself - Host
Happy New Year1956TV MovieHimself - Host
Producers' Showcase1955TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Dateline: Disneyland1955TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1955TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1955TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Life1954ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Stars on Parade1954Documentary shortHimself
Art Linkletter and the Kids1954TV SeriesHimself - Host
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood's Great Entertainers1953ShortHimself - Master of Ceromonies
Screen Snapshots: Ha! Ha! From Hollywood1953Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots 5854: Young Hollywood1952Documentary shortShow Host
Stars in the Eye1952TV SpecialHimself
All Star Revue1952TV SeriesHimself - Kellogg's Commercial (filmed)
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Goes to Bat1950Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots: The Great Showman1950ShortHimself - Master of Ceremonies
Screen Snapshots: Off the Air1947ShortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 24, No. 31944ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHimself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood2008DocumentaryHimself
Disneyland: Secrets, Stories, & Magic2007Video documentaryHimself - at Disneyland Grand Opening (uncredited)
Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills2007DocumentaryHimself
Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years2005Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The Haunted History of Halloween1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Matinee1993Himself (uncredited)
The Best of Gleason 21988TV MovieHimself
Gleason: He's the Greatest1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest Introducer

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