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Hugh Downs

Composer and Broadcaster
Born Feb 14, 1921

Hugh Malcolm Downs is a long-time American broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, and music composer; and is perhaps best known for his role as co-host 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.… Read More

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1921 Birth Hugh Downs was born on St. Valentine's Day in the year 1921 in Akron, Ohio, to Edith (Hicks) and Milton Howard Downs, who worked in business.
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