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Art Linkletter
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Birth Date:July 17, 1912
Astrology Sign:Cancer
Chinese Sign:Rat - Yin
Birth Name:Arthur Gordon Kelly
Birth Place:Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada


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Art Linkletter

Biography:Art Linkletter (born Gordon Arthur Kelly on July 17, 1912) was the host of two of the longest running shows in broadcast history: House Party, which ran on CBS TV and Radio for 25 years, and People Are Funny, which ran on NBC TV and Radio for 19 years. He was abandoned at an early age in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and adopted by the Linkletter family. He is an alumnus of San Diego State University (SDSU) where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Linkletter was famous for interviewing children and has been imitated many times in such shows as Kids Say the Darndest Things.

Linkletter's daughter, Diane Linkletter, died on October 4, 1969, by jumping out of her sixth floor kitchen window. She was 21 years old. Several contradictory stories were brought forward, and Art Linkletter concluded that she committed suicide because she was on or having a flashback from an LSD trip. Several reports claimed that there was no involvement from LSD, but Linkletter still continues to speak out against drugs. Linkletter also lost his son Robert in an automobile accident.

Linkletter recently opened the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of Disneyland at the age of 93. He commentated on the opening day celebrations in 1955, and was a good friend of Walt Disney.

He received a lifetime achievement Daytime Emmy in 2003, and is currently the spokesman for USA Next, a conservative alternative to the AARP.

"Confessions of a Happy Man," Art Linkletter's Own Story (with Dean Jennings) was published by Random House in 1960. On the first page, he reports that he has had no contact with his real parents, or his sister or two brothers, since the Kellys abandoned him when he was only a few weeks old. He married Lois Foerster November 25, 1935 and they had five children: Arthur Jack, Dawn, Robert, Sharon, and Diane. It might be coincidence, but Walt Disney's children, who arrived first, were also named Sharon and Diane.

Despite his squeaky-clean image, a recording exists of Linkletter and other popular comedians "working blue" at a Masquers Club roast in the mid-1950s.

In recent years, the conservative Republican Linkletter has become a political organizer and a spokesman for the United Seniors Association.

Chinese Horoscope for Art Linkletter
Includes characteristics and Vices
Art Linkletter's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 18, 1912 - February 05, 1913
Birthday: July 17, 1912

The Rat is a Yin,
and is the First sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Intellectual Skill
Thirst for Power

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Art Linkletter's Personality Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune - Personality Card

Birthday: July 17, 1912

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.

Art Linkletter's Character Tarot Card The Magician - Character Card

Birthday: July 17, 1912

Creative initiative, skill and opportunities for new ventures.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Art Linkletter's Growth Tarot Card The Chariot

Birthday: July 17, 2017

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.




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