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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Hugh Malcom Downs  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1921 in Akron, Ohio


-- Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Downs
-- Hugh Malcom Downs on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=hugh+malcom+downs


Illinois Connection

Hugh lived in Illinois from 1943 to 1954. He worked at WMAQ in Chicago as an announcer, disc jockey, interviewer, and Master of Ceremonies on various radiio and television programs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Hugh Downs is a retired American broadcaster, television host, producer, and author. The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University was named after the author.


Published Works

    Yours Truly, Holt Reinhart & Winston, 1960A Shoal of Stars, Doubleday, 1967Potential: The Way to Emotional Maturity, Doubleday, 1973Thirty Dirty Lies about Old Age, Argus, 1979Happiness in the Retirement Years, Delacorte Press, 1980On Camera: My 10,000 Hours on Television, Putnam, 1986Fifty to Forever, T.N. Publishers, 1994Perspectives, Turner, 1995Greater Phoenix: The Desert in Bloom, Towery, 1999Pure Gold, A Lifetime of Love and Marriage, Self-Published, 2001Letter to a Great Grandson: A Message of Love, Advice, and Hopes for the Future, Scribner, 2004


Selected Titles At Your Library

Potential; the way to emotional maturity.
ISBN: 0385037422. OCLC Number:

Doubleday,. Garden City, N.Y.,. 1973.

Thirty dirty lies about old /
ISBN: 0895050331. OCLC Number:

Argus Communications,. Niles, Ill. :. ©1979.

On camera :
ISBN: 0399132031. OCLC Number:

Putnam,. New York :. ©1986.

Greater Phoenix :
ISBN: 1881096696. OCLC Number:

Towery Pub.,. Memphis, TN :. ©1999.

A portrait of Phoenix, Arizona, includes thousands of full-color photographs of city life, along with profiles of prominent organizations and businesses.

Pure gold :
ISBN: 0971716005. OCLC Number:

Arizona State University,. [Phoenix?] :. ©2001.

Hugh and Ruth Downs presentation at a Journeys of the Mind discussion on romantic relationships organized by Arizona State University on March 28, 200l.

Letter to a great grandson :
ISBN: 074324723X. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©2004.


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