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Art Linkletter

Art Linkletter

Arthur Gordon Linkletter (born Gordon Arthur Kelly or Arthur Gordon Kelly (sources differ), 1912 – 2010) was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was abandoned when only a few weeks old and later adopted by the Linkletters. He was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and People Are Funny, which aired on NBC radio and television for 19 years. Linkletter became a naturalized United States citizen in 1942. Old clips from Linkletter's House Party program were later featured as segments on the first incarnation of Kids Say the Darndest Things. A series of books followed which contained the humorous comments made on-air by children. He appeared in four films.