Hugh Downs

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Downs in 1972

Hugh Malcolm Downs (born February 14, 1921) is a long-time retired American broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game show host, and music composer. He was anchor of the TV series, 20/20 for 21 years. He also hosted the Today.

Downs was born in Akron, Ohio on February 14, 1921. His career would start in 1945 and since then he had appeared in over 100 television programs and guest star appearances, he retired in 1999. He is currently married to Ruth Shaheen since 1944 and they have two children together.

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