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Jack Linkletter (November 20, 1937 – December 18, 2007)[1] was an American game show and television host and entertainer. He was the son of Art Linkletter. [2]


Early life

Linkletter was born as Arthur Jack Linkletter in San Francisco.[1] He was the oldest of Art and Lois Linkletter's five children.[1] He was said to have been inspired to enter show business by his famous father's show, House Party.[1]


Linkletter hosted seven television shows throughout his career, including Hootenanny, Here's Hollywood and America Alive [1]. He also hosted a number of well known special events and pageants, including the Miss Universe pageant, events for the World's Fair and many parades.[1]


Jack Linkletter died of lymphoma on December 18, 2007, at his home in Cloverdale, California, aged 70. [2] He was survived by both of his nonagenarian parents, who have been married since 1935, and his younger sisters, Dawn and Sharon.


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