People Are Funny host Art Linkletter dies

Television host Art Linkletter poses on the press line at the "Target Presents Variety's Power of Youth" event to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

May 26, 2010 1:31:28 PM PDT
Art Linkletter, whose "People Are Funny" and "House Party" shows entertained millions of TV viewers in the 1950s and '60s with the funny side of ordinary folks and who remained active as a writer and speaker through his ninth decade, died Wednesday. He was 97.