Hugh Downs (1921–2020)


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Hugh Downs was born on February 14, 1921 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Hugh Malcolm Downs. He is known for his work on Live from Lincoln Center (1976), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and Concentration (1958). He was married to Ruth Shaheen. He died on July 1, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

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(age 99) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Live from Lincoln Center Self - Host / Self - Announcer
(1990-1997)
(1961)
Concentration Self - Host / Self
(1958-1969)
Over Easy Self - Host / Self
(1978-1981)

Filmography

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 2003 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Wall Street: Culture & Capitalism (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
 2001 Someone Like You
Hugh Downs (uncredited)
 1984 Call to Glory (TV Series)
News Reporter
- Call to Glory (1984) ... News Reporter (uncredited)
 1980 Oh, God! Book II
NBC Newscaster
 1961 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Hugh Downs
- Catch Me on the Paar Show (1961) ... Hugh Downs
 1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Dan Flynn
- The Night of the Faceless Men (1960) ... Dan Flynn
 1958 The Smile of the Virgin
Narrator (US dubbed version) (voice)
 1942 Roxie Hart
Reporter in Bar (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(Summer 1960) He acted in Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields' play, "Anniversary Waltz," in a Kenley Players production at the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren, Ohio. John Kenley was artistic director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Ruth Shaheen  (her death)  (2 children)
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Trivia:

Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 135, pages 117-120. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005. See more »

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Aquarius

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