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Hugh Downs


Hugh Downs was born on February 14, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Hugh Malcolm Downs. He is an actor and producer, known for The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957), Today (1952) and 20/20 (1978). He has been married to Ruth Shaheen since February 17, 1944. They have two children. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Jack Paar Tonight Show
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself - Announcer / Himself - Guest Host / Announcer / Himself - Accouncer / Himself - Announcr / Himself - Co-Host / Himself -Announcer / Himself Announcer
(1957-1962)
Today
Today Himself - Host / Himself
(1962-2012)
20/20
20/20 Himself / Himself - Co-Anchor / Himself - Host
(1984-2007)
The Tonight Show
The Tonight Show Himself - Announcer / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Anouncer / Himself
(1962)

Filmography

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 2003 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Wall Street: Culture & Capitalism (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
 1984 Call to Glory (TV Series)
News Reporter
- Call to Glory (1984) ... News Reporter (uncredited)
 1980 Oh, God! Book II
NBC Newscaster
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Dan Flynn
- The Night of the Faceless Men (1960) ... Dan Flynn
 1958 La sonrisa de la Virgen
Narrator (US dubbed version) (voice)
 1957 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (TV Series)
Announcer
- Episode #1.60 (1957) ... Announcer
 1957 Caesar's Hour (TV Series)
Announcer
- Episode #3.30 (1957) ... Announcer
 1942 Roxie Hart
Reporter in Bar (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (69 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial: 1958 Ford. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Is the 1982 recipient of the prestigious Connor Award given by the brothers of the Phi Alpha Tau fraternity based out of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also an honorary brother of the fraternity. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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