Huell Howser

American television personality (1945-2013)

Huell Burnley Howser (October 18, 1945 – January 7, 2013) was an American actor, comedian, and television personality who is best known for the travel television show California's Gold.

Huell Burnley Howser
Howser in Los Angeles, California in August 2007
Huell Burnley Howser

(1945-10-18)October 18, 1945
DiedJanuary 7, 2013(2013-01-07) (aged 67)
Cause of deathProstate cancer
Alma materUniversity of Tennessee
Occupation(s)Travel show host, video chronicler, actor
Years active1985-2012

Early life


Howser was born Huell Burnley Howser in Gallatin, Tennessee on October 18, 1945. He studied at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was raised in both Knoxville, Tennessee, and in Los Angeles, California.[1]

On January 7, 2013, at 1:11 AM,[source?] Howser died in Palm Springs, California of prostate cancer at the age of 67.[2]


  1. Lindelof, Bill. "Huell Howser, maker of PBS shows about California, retiring". Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  2. Braxton, Greg (January 7, 2013), "Huell Howser dies at 67; TV host profiled California people and places", Los Angeles Times

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