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Hugh Downs

Hugh DownsAKA Hugh Malcolm Downs

Born: 14-Feb-1921
Birthplace: Akron, OH
Died: 1-Jul-2020
Location of death: Scottsdale, AZ
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 20/20

Military service: US Army (discharged 1943)

Father: Milton Howard Downs
Mother: Edith Hicks
Wife: Ruth Shaheen (m. 20-Feb-1944, d. 28-Mar-2017, one son, one daughter)
Son: Hugh Raymond
Daughter: Dierdre Lynn

    University: Bluffton College, Ohio
    University: Wayne State University
    University: Columbia University
    University: Post-Masters Gerontology, Hunter College
    Administrator: Board of Overseers, Brookdale Center on Aging, Hunter College

    Caring Institute Board of Trustees (Honorary)
    Dutch Treat Club 1988
    Lindbergh Foundation Board of Directors
    National Space Society Chairman, Board of Governors
    UNICEF United States Committee for UNICEF
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Phi Alpha Tau honorary member
    Knee Replacement
    Risk Factors: Color Blindness, Arthritis

    Caesar's Hour Announcer (1956-57)
    20/20 Co-Anchor (1978-99)
    Today (1962-71)
    The Tonight Show 1962
    Concentration (1958-59)
    The Jack Paar Show 1957

    Oh, God! Book II (3-Oct-1980) · Newscaster
    A Global Affair (30-Jan-1964) · Himself

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