According to Twitter:
BREAKING NEWS: Art Linkletter, entertainer & good friend to Walt Disney, has passed at age 97.
I Get In. I Get Out. I Never Get Noticed!- From "Prep And Landing"
Rest in Peace, friend. You gave us years of entertainment, now it's time for your reward. Thanks for everything.
As nice as the other parks are, we must always remember that it all began at Disneyland. Disneyland should be the crown jewel in the Disney crown.
This is so sad. He will be missed.
Art will be missed by all.
Taking contributions to get me back to Disneyland!
Another part of my childhood gone. But what a wonderful and long life he had!! Thanks Art for the memories!
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Hardly anyone left now from back when I was a kid.
Art Linkletter, famous in these circles for hosting Disneyland's Opening Day Television broadcast, has passed away at the age of 97. TV's 'People Are Funny' host Art Linkletter dies - Yahoo! News
Truly a sad day ... Art Linkletter Dies at 97 - Art Linkletter - Zimbio
"Just remember it all started with a mouse!"
According to LATimes web site, the celebrity has passed away at his home in BelAir.
Another link to DL past is gone. He was a treasure. Thanks Art!
He led a fruitful and full life.
Thanks Art for all the smiles and laughs!!
"We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together." -Walt Disney
Some Art Facts:
Art Linkletter was one of the first people who Walt shared his Disneyland dream with.
Walt's Wife Lillian and Art Linkletter's wife were also good friends and spent much time together.
Walt Disney once told Art Linkletter he should buy all the property around Disneyland. Art decided not to do it thinking Disneyland a fluke.
From @ThemeParkAudio of Twitter
Rest in Peace, Art Linkletter. You were there to help present the world to Disneyland. You also co-hosted the remake of Bill Cosby in "Kids Say the Darndest Things" in 1997.
LEARNING TO WALK AGAIN...
Legendary broadcaster Art Linkletter is dead at 97 - CNN.com
That's a bummer. Going to go watch Disneyland USA now.
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