May 26, 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Art Linkletter, who hosted the popular TV shows "People Are Funny" and "House Party" in the 1950s and 1960s, has died. He was 97.
His son-in-law Art Hershey says Linkletter died Wednesday at his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles.
Linkletter was known on TV for his funny interviews with children and ordinary folks. He also collected their comments in a number of best-selling books.
In the 1960s, Linkletter became an outspoken anti-drug crusader after his daughter's suicide, which he blamed on LSD use although an autopsy found none of the drug in her body.
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