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May 23, 1997
Art Linkletter will serve as master of ceremonies and Carol Channing, John and Bonnie Raitt and Maureen McGovern are among the entertainers scheduled for "Artists in Support of Cancer Research," a June 7 gala benefiting UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The black-tie event, which includes a silent auction of works by top contemporary artists, including Robert Graham, Laddie John Dill, Chuck Arnold, Ed Moses and Peter Alexander, begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $500.
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May 25, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Art Linkletter estate in Bel-Air has sold above its asking price for $10.6 million. Built in 1957, the 5,000-square-foot Midcentury Modern house includes two atriums, sculptural metal screens, pocket doors, two stone fireplaces and walls of glass. Carports and a motor court can accommodate about 20 cars. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The 4.6-acre city-view site contains a solar-heated swimming pool, a sports court and a lawn dotted with flagstone pathways. Linkletter, who died in 2010 at 97, hosted the long-running radio and television shows "People Are Funny" starting in the 1940s and "House Party," which was renamed "The Art Linkletter Show.
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OPINION
May 31, 2010
What did I say? Re " Art Linkletter, 1912 - 2010," Obituary, May 27 I was sorry to see that Art Linkletter died. Long ago in the '40s, I was called out of a third-grade class and bussed with some pals over the hills to Hollywood, to appear on his radio show. This fellow was to ask us questions — that's all we knew. We sat on a row of folding chairs, facing an immense audience of women, all of them dressed like my mother. Linkletter got down on one knee, smiled and asked me a question.
OPINION
May 31, 2010
What did I say? Re " Art Linkletter, 1912 - 2010," Obituary, May 27 I was sorry to see that Art Linkletter died. Long ago in the '40s, I was called out of a third-grade class and bussed with some pals over the hills to Hollywood, to appear on his radio show. This fellow was to ask us questions — that's all we knew. We sat on a row of folding chairs, facing an immense audience of women, all of them dressed like my mother. Linkletter got down on one knee, smiled and asked me a question.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2010 | By Myrna Oliver and Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Art Linkletter, the radio and television talk-show pioneer who was best known for eliciting hilarious remarks from the mouths of babes and who late in life was a popular motivational speaker and author, challenging seniors to live as zestfully as he did, has died. He was 97. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article misspelled Art Linkletter's birth name as Arthur Gordon Kelley. His last name was Kelly. Linkletter died Wednesday at his home in Bel-Air, said his son-in-law, Art Hershey.
REAL ESTATE
April 10, 1988 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Art Linkletter is alive and well at 75 and building in Santa Monica. Building? Few fans recognize the amiable TV and radio star of more than 45 years as a builder, but "Link," as his friends call him, is almost as much at home on a construction site as he was on NBC's "People are Funny" or CBS's "House Party," which stopped broadcasting in 1969. "I was on 'House Party' for 26 years and 'People Are Funny' for 19," he reminisced in his Beverly Hills office.
NEWS
January 21, 1987 | United Press International
President Reagan today nominated Art Linkletter to serve as commissioner general of the U.S. exhibition at the International Exposition in Brisbane, Australia, in 1988. Linkletter, 67, will hold the rank of ambassador while serving in that capacity. He served as special U.S. representative of the State Department at the Brussels World Fair in 1958.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Garson's Own Studio: Formal dedication ceremonies of the Greer Garson Communications Center and Studios, a state-of-the-art complex at the College of Santa Fe, were held over the weekend at the New Mexico campus. Garson, who had provided a $3-million gift for the complex, was reported unable to attend the event due to illness.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Bob Cummings, who had his own TV comedy in the 1950s and '60s, felt half his age when more than 100 friends surprised him with an 80th birthday bash. "It's my 40th birthday," Cummings joked during a Friday night bash in suburban Sherman Oaks for the star of "The Bob Cummings Show," "My Living Doll" and "My Hero." Cummings' birthday was Saturday. Among the celebrities on hand were Jane Withers, Pat Buttram, Jane Wyatt, Rose Marie, Buddy Rogers, Dick Van Patten and Margaret O'Brien.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Veteran entertainer Art Linkletter says older people can still get a kick out of life. "I'm 78 and still alive and doing what I want to stay alive and be fulfilled," Linkletter told a seminar for seniors Wednesday. He encouraged them to "save your self-esteem and your identity" by staying young emotionally. Linkletter is the author of 23 books, including his latest, "Old Age Is Not for Sissies." He says everyone needs "something to hope for and something to love."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2010 | By Myrna Oliver and Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Art Linkletter, the radio and television talk-show pioneer who was best known for eliciting hilarious remarks from the mouths of babes and who late in life was a popular motivational speaker and author, challenging seniors to live as zestfully as he did, has died. He was 97. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article misspelled Art Linkletter's birth name as Arthur Gordon Kelley. His last name was Kelly. Linkletter died Wednesday at his home in Bel-Air, said his son-in-law, Art Hershey.
HOME & GARDEN
October 24, 2009 | LAUREN BEALE
Actress Meg Ryan , who will star opposite Timothy Hutton in the December comedy "Serious Moonlight," also seems to be getting serious about selling her Bel-Air home. She has put it back up for sale at $14.2 million -- a 27% price reduction from what she was asking a year ago. The Spanish-style house, built in 1931, has been restored and features stenciled beam ceilings, arched doorways and ironwork. French doors open to city and ocean views, a loggia, a dining pavilion and the swimming pool.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Jack Linkletter, who followed in his broadcasting icon father Art's footsteps in the 1950s and became the host of such TV shows as "Hootenanny" and special events as the Miss Universe pageant, has died. He was 70. Linkletter, president of Linkletter Enterprises, died of lymphoma Tuesday at his home in Cloverdale, Calif., his father told The Times on Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2002 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Tournament of Roses on Monday named three beloved senior citizens--entertainers Bill Cosby, Art Linkletter and Fred Rogers--as grand marshals for its child-themed 2003 parade and bowl game. Tournament President Gary Thomas, who per Rose Parade tradition chooses the marshals and keeps their identity secret for weeks, introduced Cosby and Linkletter during a ceremony at Tournament headquarters in Pasadena. The marshals, he said, "will remind us of all the beautiful moments we had in childhood."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2001 | SHAUNA SNOW
POP / ROCK The Ultimate Las Vegas Showgirl? French Canadian crooner Celine Dion plans to return to the stage in 2003, performing 200 nights a year in a $65-million, 4,000-seat amphitheater at Las Vegas's Caesars Palace that is being built to resemble the Roman Colosseum. Dion's Las Vegas show--designed by Franco Dragone, creator of three Cirque du Soleil shows--is scheduled to begin in March 2003 and run "for a minimum of three years," according to Los Angeles-based Concerts West.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1997
Art Linkletter will serve as master of ceremonies and Carol Channing, John and Bonnie Raitt and Maureen McGovern are among the entertainers scheduled for "Artists in Support of Cancer Research," a June 7 gala benefiting UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The black-tie event, which includes a silent auction of works by top contemporary artists, including Robert Graham, Laddie John Dill, Chuck Arnold, Ed Moses and Peter Alexander, begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $500.
NEWS
June 12, 1996
Why waste a lion's share of your paper on this has-been clown Timothy Leary, "The Final Trip" (June 3)? With so many people doing interesting and good things in our town why give respect and homage by allotting this space to a man who did so much damage to my generation? He was dangerous; he was seductive and his original student audience was ripe for a predator. He was a cancer on our youth and we will be living with that damage for generations. J.C. McHARGUE Los Angeles How disgusting that Art Linkletter felt such happiness witnessing the suffering of a dying man. Apparently Linkletter felt vindicated because this was "evidence about what happens to you when you live that kind of life."
NEWS
June 12, 1996
Why waste a lion's share of your paper on this has-been clown Timothy Leary, "The Final Trip" (June 3)? With so many people doing interesting and good things in our town why give respect and homage by allotting this space to a man who did so much damage to my generation? He was dangerous; he was seductive and his original student audience was ripe for a predator. He was a cancer on our youth and we will be living with that damage for generations. J.C. McHARGUE Los Angeles How disgusting that Art Linkletter felt such happiness witnessing the suffering of a dying man. Apparently Linkletter felt vindicated because this was "evidence about what happens to you when you live that kind of life."
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