Hugh Downs

Hugh Downs

Original Name Hugh Malcolm Downs
Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA
Death 1 Jul 2020 (aged 99)
Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Paradise Valley, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 212153978 · View Source
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American Broadcaster, News Anchor, Television Host. He was an American broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, and music composer. A regular television presence from the 1940s through the 1990s, he had several successful roles on morning television, prime time television, and late night television. Downs served as announcer/sidekick for Tonight Starring Jack Paar from 1957 to 1962, co-host of the NBC News program Today from 1962 to 1971, host of the Concentration game show from 1958 to 1969, and anchor of the ABC News magazine 20/20 from 1978 to 1999. Downs started in live television in 1945 in Chicago, where he became a regular on several nationally broadcast programs over the next decade. He moved to New York City in 1954, when he was invited to do a program there. Among other shows during his career, he also hosted the PBS talk show Over Easy, and was the sometime co-host of the syndicated talk show Not for Women Only.

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