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Art Linkletter: `Kids Still Say The Darndest Things'

Legendary broadcaster <B>Art Linkletter</B> (1912-2010) was most famous for interviewing children and coining the popular phrase,

Legendary broadcaster Art Linkletter (1912-2010) was most famous for interviewing children and coining the popular phrase, "Kids Say The Darndest Things."

Friday, May 28, 2010 1:47 GMT

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Even in modern times, late broadcast legend Art Linkletter thought kids hadn’t changed much since the 1950s.

Linkletter – known for his Kids Say The Darndest Things TV segment and book – passed away this past Wednesday (May 26) at age 97.

Over the years, he spoke to FlashNews many times about his life, career, and cute kids. Here are the highlights:

  • In 2005, when reissuing his 1957 best-seller, Linkletter told FlashNews: “Kids between ages four to 10 are still the same. They don’t want to eat their oatmeal and would like to get rid of their sister.”

  • Although he was a highly successful host, Linkletter admitted that his grandkids were more impressed by his picture being on the $100,000 bill from the board game, Life, which he endorsed in the ’60s.

  • His grandkids were also over the moon when Linkletter appeared as a caricature in a Bugs Bunny cartoon that spoofed his old TV show, People Are Funny.

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