Jack Linkletter (November 20, 1937 – December 18, 2007) was an
American game show and television host and entertainer.
He was the son of Art Linkletter
was born as Arthur Jack Linkletter in San Francisco.
He was the oldest of Art and Lois
Linkletter's five children. He was said to have been inspired to
enter show business
by his famous
father's show, House
Linkletter hosted seven television shows throughout his career,
. 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
Linkletter died of lymphoma on December 18,
2007, at his home in Cloverdale, California, aged 70.
He was survived by both of his
nonagenarian parents, who have been married since 1935, and his
younger sisters, Dawn and Sharon.