R.I.P. Art Linkletter


Art Linkletter, a longtime television and radio host, passed away today at the ripe old age of 97. In the 50s and 60s, he hosted the well-known variety show, “Art Linkletter’s House Party“, which featured conversation with celebrities of the day. But he may be best remembered for the wonderful interactions betweeh himself and an amazing assortment of children on his show, “Kids Say the Darnest Things“.

Mr. Linkletter showed himself to be an affable host, and clearly had a terrific rapport with his young visitors. I have vague memories of seeing the show (in flickering black & white) as a child and wishing I could be one of his guests. In the clip below, you get a brief sense of the man, and you can simply feel the good humor, joy, and love he radiated.

Go with God, Mr. Linkletter.


8 Responses to R.I.P. Art Linkletter

  1. Robbins Mitchell says:

    Art: “And did your mom tell you anything not to do on the show today,Jerry?”

    Jerry: “Yea…she told me not to fart”

    True story

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Stoutcat, Grand Rants. Grand Rants said: RT @Stoutcat: RIP, Art Linkletter. http://bit.ly/bMo0af Really touching video included. #tcot […]

  3. robert m. simon says:

    I very much remember his show particular his interactions with thte kids…..he will be sorely missed….

  4. KansasGirl says:

    How sad. We need alot more Mr. Linkletter’s in this world. :0(

  5. josie says:

    Thanks, Stoutcat, for this lovely and heartfelt reminder of a wonderful man. R.I.P. indeed!

  6. Gerry Ashley says:

    It will take 10 people with hearts of gold to make up for the loss of Art Linkletter. His kind is not likely to come our way again. And we’re all the poorer for it.

    Thank you, Art Linkletter. Just for sharing your time with us and letting us know that sometimes, Good Guys DO finish first.

  7. Barbara says:

    Thank God for Art Linkletter.

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