Yes, I backed the hula hoop. And I had a lot of other people come to me with ideas that turned out well.
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|Birth:||17th July, 1912|
|Death:||26th May, 2010|
|Profession:||Radio Personality, Television Presenter|
Art Linkletter was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and People Are Funny, on NBC radio and TV for 19 years. Linkletter was famous for interviewing children on House Party and Kids Say the Darndest Things, which led to a series of books quoting children. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1942. When he was five, his family moved to San Diego, California, where he graduated from San Diego High School at age 16. In 1934, he earned a bachelor's degree from San Diego State Teachers College, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He earned a degree in teaching, but worked as a radio announcer at KGB in San Diego. Radio paid better than teaching, and Linkletter directed radio programs for fairs and expositions in the mid-1930s. In the 1940s Linkletter lived in San Francisco and worked in radio.
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