Art Linkletter, comedian and TV host, dies at 97

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Art Linkletter, 97, an Emmy Award-winning television personality best known for his candid, chuckle-inducing interviews with kids who said “the darndest things” live on air, has died.

Throughout a Hollywood career that spanned more than four decades, Mr. Linkletter’s greatest legacy was the concept of allowing children to provide the humor for a show, instead of professional entertainers who had memorized lines.

Mr. Linkletter was a native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, which he joked was renamed “Slack Jaw” after him and his loose lipped comedic style.

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