American game show and television host known for his work on America Alive, Here's Hollywood, and Hootenanny. He also served as host of the Miss Universe beauty pageant.
Before becoming a television host, he studied English at the University of Southern California.
At the age of fifteen, he hosted a CBS Radio talk show.
He was the oldest son of fellow television host Art Linkletter. He was married twice and had three children: Mike, Dennis, and Laura.
His father, Art Linkletter, was the host of Kids Say the Darndest Things.