Just announced 10 minutes ago.
Huell Howser has died at age 67
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/22/2014|
Forgot to link announcement
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/07/2013|
He was a genuinely nice man, a true gentleman.
RIP cool Huell, we'll miss you.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/07/2013|
Retired in November due to health issues. Dies in January.
Any idea the cause ?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/07/2013|
Sad. He was indeed a mensch.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/07/2013|
He couldn't leave Death Valley. That's always a problem for naturalists.
RIP, I always liked you, Huell.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/07/2013|
My favorite show of his was when he visited the soda shop in South Pasadena or something (maybe Eagle Rock). God, that was hilarious!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/07/2013|
How did he die?!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/07/2013|
r6 -- Soda Pop Stop!
in Highland Park!
They have sandwiches too, and candy!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/07/2013|
Cause of death: chronic hyperbole.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/07/2013|
R8,R9 you two need to bounce up and down on a land mine!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/07/2013|
Who is this person? Never heard of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/07/2013|
go to youtube and enter his name. He's a PBS celeb who really connected with a lot of Californians. He also happens to have been gay, but that really never was part of his celebrity.
A genuinely nice guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/07/2013|
Huell liked his boys young...real young.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/07/2013|
No he didn't--R15, he went with handsome men in their twenties.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/07/2013|
67? No. More like 77.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/07/2013|
Dream on R16.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/07/2013|
How is Luis holding up?!?!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/07/2013|
[quote]he went with handsome men in their twenties.
That geezer was perving on guys 1/3 his age? ewwwwww.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/07/2013|
Tracey Ullman in character with Huell. Hilarious!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/07/2013|
bump for the idiot who started another thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/07/2013|
Can R22 die next?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/07/2013|
Huell was gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/07/2013|
Color me SHOCKED, r24.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/07/2013|
Could someone start another thread about this?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/07/2013|
I have no idea who this is, but I'm sure you're ALL going to tell me that he was GAY too!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/07/2013|
Who gets his Ford Edge?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/07/2013|
He was one of the original reporters on "Entertainment Tonight."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/07/2013|
...for a show on downtown Los Angeles' historic Eastern Columbia Building, Howser was almost breathless, surveying the gold-leaf entrance: "Look at this … look at this entrance! What in the world were they thinking when they built things like this?"
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/07/2013|
I'm sensing Huell died of pancreatic cancer. For some reason I get these messages out of blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/07/2013|
Could he have been POZ?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/07/2013|
He had big paws but I didn't hear rumors about him being HIV+.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/07/2013|
in his day total power bottom
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/07/2013|
[quote]And though he was generous, Howser, who was never married, was intensely private, rarely giving glimpses into his own life. He had an apartment on Rossmore Boulevard, but also lived in his "dream house" in Twentynine Palms, which he decorated with mid-century furniture he bought from second-hand stores in Palm Springs.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/07/2013|
His "day" was in the 70's & 80's, so he might have been positive. Most positive people are quite stable on their cocktail meds. I still don't thin Huell was HIV+.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/07/2013|
This is for another thread, but I wonder how the oldest HIV+ people are doing and if their ages are around H's or older...
Have MDs agreed that HIV+ people can have normal lifespans with current drugs?
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|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/07/2013|
If you're a Californian under the age of 40, you grew up watching Huell Howser. Love the guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/07/2013|
The only thing in Twentynine Palms is a Marine Corps base. Hmmmmm.....
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/07/2013|
[quote]Howser was aware that his ever-present cheerfulness was an eyebrow-raiser: "Sometimes, people say, 'Are you putting that on?'" he said in 2009. "That's kind of a sad commentary, don't you think? Like there's got to be something wrong with someone who's enthusiastic and happy like that. Do I have bad days? Yes. Do I get depressed? Yes. Am I concerned about the state of the California economy and budget? I'm not some Pollyanna who doesn't recognize that there's hunger and poverty and racism in the world."
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/07/2013|
[quote] The only thing in Twentynine Palms is a Marine Corps base. Hmmmmm.....
Howser was a Marine so it stands to reason he'd feel at home near them.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/07/2013|
Great shows he did. His unbridled enthusiasm for his show's interestingly ordinary topics and the people he interviewed made "California Gold" fun to watch, especially being a Californian. His sudden retirement announcement weeks ago foretold an early demise, but still shocked.
The LATimes article seemed to give enough hints that he was closeted? Except for trying to place where his accent was from, as he didn't sound like a California native, I never even wondered who he was in private. No matter, as his work is his legacy. RIP.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/07/2013|
[quote] Morris declined to elaborate on the illness Howser had, except to say it lasted for two to three years. Morris also shared that Howser had spent the past six months at home, resting.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/07/2013|
Watching his shows were entertaining and educational. Sure they were just a "litte cheezy" but that was his schitck. RIP Howell, California won't be the same without you!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/07/2013|
I must admit, it really upset me to hear of HH's death. He made a solid connection with me.
Terribly sad he is gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/08/2013|
I went out to dinner with a group of friends in Palm Desert tonight. Everyone was upset and sad.
I used to see him in Palm Springs from time to time. Apparently he died in Palm Springs.
One hot daddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/08/2013|
huell had a taste for young, farm-fresh marine meat, hence the 29 palms house. and he could pull it too- he was hot in his 50's.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/08/2013|
H. decided he wanted no public or family services. He was private to the end.
One of his best friends was an LA City Councilman (or County Supervisor?). Anyway, he wants to hold a public bash, anyway, probably at Griffith Park, so Angelinos can say goodbye.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/08/2013|
During the '90s, Southern California was depicted by the mass media as a dark, scary place. Huell Howser stripped that away and found great interest and warmth in the diversity. While the homey features may seem quaint today, they were almost radical in their tone during a troubled time.
He brought the Southern good ole boy approach to the Southland and it shockingly worked because the regions were not really so different.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/08/2013|
I'd guess lung cancer, r3.
Diagnosis to death timeline is really fast.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/08/2013|
I googled his name and there were photos of him recently raising funds for City of Hope, which is a cancer hospital, I think.
He looked very bloated.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/08/2013|
link please R53
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|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/08/2013|
OMG! He owned the volcano house.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/08/2013|
OMG someone no one ever heard of is dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/08/2013|
Too bad he was a Republican shithead.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/08/2013|
Huell never voiced a political preference not a single episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/08/2013|
Wow, very surprised to hear his passing. RIP.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/08/2013|
calling Huell Howser a Republican is stupid. Huell is in naturist to his core and would never support those who are against the environment.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/08/2013|
I liked it Huell.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/08/2013|
He had "I smell COOKIES!" voice.
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|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/08/2013|
No, Huell was a Republican. Why? He was a Marine. He was Southern. He worked for Republican Senator Howard Baker.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/08/2013|
[quote]The private Howser was a little more modulated than on TV, of course. He was gregarious and forthcoming and thoughtful, yet also private — that mix of openness and circumspection that is perhaps as much a vestige of his Southern roots as was his accent. Nothing he said ever sounded like small talk: It's not that we discussed weighty matters necessarily, though sometimes we did, just that he gave little things their due.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/08/2013|
We've no proof Huell was a Repugnant.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/08/2013|
I liked him regardless.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/08/2013|
Republican or Democrat, it doesn't matter, the whole point is that he passed the smell test.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/08/2013|
So R34 he was a bottom? I got the vibe that he was a top. t
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/09/2013|
He was the front page on some SoCal newspapers. Nice to see that he is getting recognized as a loss for California.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/09/2013|
R71, he was basically a one man California Chamber of Commerce. The State better acknowledge him.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||01/09/2013|
Huell Howser memorial, sunset salute to be held at Griffith Observatory
January 9, 2013 | 4:36 pm
Admirers of Huell Howser will gather at Griffith Observatory on Tuesday for a sunset memorial organized by City Councilman Tom LaBonge.
Huell, a beloved staple in California public television, died Sunday, prompting an outpouring of appreciation from fans and public figures alike.
"Huell had a tremendous enthusiasm for California landmarks like the Griffith Observatory," LaBonge said in a statement. "And now we must say goodbye to our own California landmark, Huell Howser."
Huell Howser: Career in pictures
The ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m., at the steps of the observatory, where there will be speeches given in tribute until 5:07 p.m., when there will be a sunset salute.
As the host of programs like "California's Gold," "Visiting," and "Road Trip," Howser was known for his down-home demeanor and contagious enthusiasm ("Would you look at that!") for the subjects he covered, which ranged from well-known California travel destinations to obscure roadside attractions and intriguing everyday people.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/09/2013|
Huell during his Entertainment Tonight days, reporting from the 1982 Grammys.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||01/09/2013|
I kinda wanted to drill his ass.
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|by Anonymous||reply 76||01/09/2013|
Oh no, this is truly sad. I loved his shows aired on PBS going on road trips to weird and unusual places. He was great. I even wanted to buy his DVDs to watch (but they were over-charging). He was a nice fun guy. RIP
|by Anonymous||reply 77||01/09/2013|
Huell was hung like a mule.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||01/09/2013|
I hope there is a big turnout on Tuesday
|by Anonymous||reply 79||01/10/2013|
He didn't die of HIV/AIDS. It was cancer and he found out about it last Fall and told everyone he was retiring. He knew he was going to die and needed time to deal with it.
He was once a big Marine. No steroids. He was naturally built big, muscular.
Don't know about all this stuff about him being a chicken hawk, but so what? Most gay men are attracted to the youngsters.
He was a good guy and he'll be sorely missed. It's very sad. I hope there's a huge turnout at the funeral to pay tribute to the hours and hours of fun cheezy adventures he gave us!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||01/10/2013|
I moved out to the East Coast nearly a decade ago and had forgotten about Huell Howser. Hearing of his death makes me homesick for Los Angeles...or more accurately nostalgic, for the 90's when I was much younger and in high school and a future beckoned.
Oh well. California Gold was a great show. You could see how much Howser loved the state-all of it, big and small.
I'm heartened to read in the LA Times that Howser donated his work to Chapman College with plans to digitize and distribute it online. Hoopefully, they'll make it free and accessible for all. Those shows are an important educational and historical resource for Californians.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||01/10/2013|
Huell Howser died of prostate cancer, death certificate says
January 17, 2013 | 10:29 am
Huell Howser: Career in photos
Public television star Huell Howser died of metastatic prostate cancer, his death certificate filed in Riverside County states.
Howser, 67, died at his home Jan. 6, but a cause of death was never publicly revealed. He was best known as the star of the public TV series "California's Gold," which focused on unique and familiar places in the state.
Fans held a public memorial Tuesday afternoon at Griffith Observatory. Many spoke affectionately of the TV celebrity.
In November, Howser announced his retirement from the show he had launched in 1990. He was a private person who rarely talked about his personal life and didn’t speak publicly about his struggle with cancer.
For many, his cheerful demeanor will remain one of his greatest attributes.
"No one said 'Wow!' like Huell Howser -- everything about California turned him into a kid on Christmas morning," Martin Kaplan, the Norman Lear chair in Entertainment, Media and Society at USC, told The Times. "He was about as far from irony as you can get. He made corny cool."
|by Anonymous||reply 82||01/17/2013|
With laughter and tears, fans bid farewell to Huell Howser
Hundreds remember the folksy TV icon, who died last week, at Griffith Observatory in a ceremony organized by L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge.
By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
January 16, 2013
|by Anonymous||reply 83||01/17/2013|
The farewell ceremony took place at dusk, with people singing and dancing to "California Here I Come" as the sun went down.
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|by Anonymous||reply 85||05/22/2014|
He looked like that idiot pawn shop owner.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/22/2014|
Do not tell me! He's DEAD? Oh, MY Gawd!
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/22/2014|
WHY MUST YOU MAKE ME RELIVE MY GRIEF?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/22/2014|
She still dead.
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