An Emmy Award-winning American television anchor, broadcaster, television host, news anchor, producer, game show host and also music composer Hugh Downs who is widely popular for his work on ABC's popular show 20/20 and on NBC's Today. He is son to Edith Downs and Milton Howard Downs. He attended Wayne State University in Detroit. He started his career as a radio announcer and program director at WLOK in Lima. He also served United States Army during World War II. After war he joined NBC radio network at WMAQ as an announcer. He was also a PBS talk show called Over Easy. For ten years he hosted a popular Concentration game show. He has also starred in couple of movies like A Global Affair, Survival of Spaceship Earth and Someone Like You. He is also member of NASA Advisory Council.
Hugh Downs' Personal Life
Exploring his marital status he is already tied in the knot with his longtime sweetheart Ruth Shaheen Downs. During their marriage relationship, there has been no report of any kind of divorce or affair from him which suggest that he is very faithful to his wife.
Together the couple gave birth to two children including one son and a daughter named Deirdre Downs.
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He was in headlines after he responded that marijuana should be legalized in his last 20/20 show.
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His wife, Ruth died on 28 March 2017 at the age of 95.
Hugh Downs' Net Worth
Downs amassed a net worth of $20 million as of 2019.
Hugh Downs' Wiki-Bio
Hugh Malcolm Downs was born on 14 February 1921 in Akron, Ohio.
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He is renowned for his work on the NBC News program Today. He was the host if the ABC News magazine 20/20.
Hugh Downs Affairs
First Affair with Phyllis Diller
Professionally she is an American stand-up comedian, actress and dancer. She is the only one whom he had relationship before his marriage.