Hugh Downs – Bio, Facts, Family

Hugh Downs

Hugh Downs Bio, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family: Hugh Malcolm Downs, an American TV Host. He was a radio broadcaster and also music composer. Who was Born February 14, 1921 Akron, OH. His DEATH occur on Jul 1, 2020 (age 99).

Hugh Downs Bio,

Hugh Malcolm Downs, an American TV Host

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Hugh Downs in 1972
Hugh Malcolm Downs

February 14, 1921

Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Died July 1, 2020 (aged 99)

Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
  • Television broadcaster
  • television host
  • television producer
  • author
  • game show presenter
  • music composer
  • radio announcer
  • radio programmer
Years active 1939–2007
Ruth Shaheen
(m. 1944; died 2017)
Children 2

He went to Wayne State University and Columbia University. and He hosted one of the popular game show for more than ten years.

Hugh Downs Popularly known for his work on ABC’s 20/20 and on NBC’s Today. He also presented a PBS talk show called Over Easy.


Hugh Downs up in Akron, Lima, and Bluffton, Ohio. He married on February 17, 1944 to Ruth Shaheen with two children.

Personal life

Downs married Ruth Shaheen in 1944. They had Deirdre and H.R. His wife Ruth died at age 95, on March 28, 2017,


Downs died On July 1, 2020 at the age of 99, from heart failure at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona