Thursday, May 27, 2010

Arthur Gordon Linkletter,

broadcast personality and author was born on July 17, 1912, in Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. The child was abandoned by his birth parents on the steps of a church. He was adopted by the young preacher and his wife.

His story is legend, and it is virtually impossible to have lived at any time over the last sixty years and not know who he was. Throw out his name and you are likely to get a response such as "People are Funny," one of his well-known TV shows. Or some might say, "Kids Say the Darndest Things."

This gentleman loved people and was a highly successful business man as well as popular culture personality. For the last many years of his life he devoted his time and talent to anti-drug efforts, often giving dozens of speeches each year.

Art Linkletter died May 26, 2010 in his Bel-Air home. He was ninety-seven years of age.

Arthur Gordon Linkletter 1912 - 2010 RIP

4 comments:

jimgrey said...

I read his autobiography when I was 12 or 13. What I remember most about it was that he had learned to type while young, and that skill meant that he could always find work.

Andrea said...

A life well lived!
Blessings,
andrea

Secondary Roads said...

Lots of memorable moments from his broadcast career. Especially when he was working with kids.

vanilla said...

He will be long and fondly remembered.