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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 Live from Lincoln Center (1976), Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) and Concentration (1958). He was previously married to Ruth Shaheen. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Live from Lincoln Center Himself - Host / Himself - Announcer
(1990-1997)
(1961)
Concentration Himself - Host / Himself
(1958-1969)
Over Easy Himself - Host / Himself
(1978-1980)

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)
 1991 The Chronic Rift (TV Series)
 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 La sonrisa de la Virgen
Narrator (US dubbed version) (voice)
 1957 Caesar's Hour (TV Series)
Announcer
- Episode #3.30 (1957) ... Announcer
 1942 Roxie Hart
Reporter in Bar (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (72 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Summer 1964) He acted in Anita Rowe Block's play, "Love and Kisses," in a Kenley Players production at the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Columbus and 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)
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Trivia:

He is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Space Society, Chairman of the Board of US Committee for UNICEF, Trustee of the Menninger Foundation, and served as a member of the NASA Advisory Council. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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