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Art Linkletter poses for a photo Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at his office in Los Angeles.
Former first lady Nancy Reagan stands besides veteran entertainer and humorist Art Linkletter as they enter the lounge at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., April 23, 1995.
Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., talks about health policy as longtime TV personality Art Linkletter, spokesman for the United States Seniors Association, listens at left, during the Republican National Committee Platform Policy Hearing at Sinclair College, Monday, June 19, 2000, in Dayton, Ohio.
In this April 5, 1962 file photo, TV personality Art Linkletter talks with 4-year-old Ronnie Glahn shows Art Linkletter his idea of how bad guys look, on Art's TV show in Hollywood, April 5, 1962 in Los Angeles.
From hobo to celebrity, it's been a remarkable journey for Art Linkletter, who says he never intended to get into show business in the first place. "I was studying to be an English professor," said Linkletter, seen in Los Angeles in June 1990.
Art Linkletter, right, arrives during Disney's 50th Anniversary Global Celebration held at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 5, 2005.