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TV's 'People Are Funny' host Art Linkletter dies at 97

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 3:34 p.m. CDT; updated 4:24 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 26, 2010

LOS ANGELES — 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.

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