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Bob Barker

Bob Barker's biography

Bob Barker is 99 years old actor born at Darrington. He was born on Wednesday 12th of December 1923. According to year of birth 1923 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 12th of December means he is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is a Fiery sign of Zodiac Belt. These people are highly learned and love to gain knowledge throughout their life.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as game show host, presenter, television producer, film producer, television actor. He is recently known as television personality. He received Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host The Price Is Right in 2007

Bob Barker's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Drury University, Central High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended and graduated from Springfield Central High School in Springfield, Missouri (1941), at only 17 years old.
  • Attended Todd County High School, in Mission, South Dakota, before attending Central High School in Springfield, Missouri, years later.
  • Graduated from Drury College in Springfield, Missouri, summa cum laude with a degree in economics (1947).

Bob Barker's career

His main focus is to be actor. You could see him also in The Price Is Right, Happy Gilmore.

Awards and competitions

Bob Barker's Awards

  • Won an MTV Movie Award for his fight scene with Adam Sandler in Happy Gilmore (1996), during which he uttered the immortal line, "Now you've had enough... bitch!".
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 5, 1976.
  • Won the 2009 WWE Slammy Award for Best Raw Guest Host, just a couple days after his 86th Birthday [14 December 2009].
  • Before his 92nd birthday, he received the Legend Award from Drew Carey at L.A. Press Club's Arts & Entertainment Journalists's in Los Angeles, California [6 December 2015].

Bob Barker's Rankings

  • Ranked #1 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.
  • Ranked #1 on Life's 15 Best Game Show Hosts.

What Bob Barker has done for a first time

  • He was not the producers first choice to host The New Price Is Right (1972). It was only when Mark Goodson found out that Bill Cullen had a great difficulty walking around the set because it was too strenuous for him.
  • On the very first episode of The New Price Is Right (1972), a contestant who played the game, 'Any Number', won a Chevrolet Vega, whose price was $2,746.
  • Long before Chuck Norris was a successful actor, he made a guest appearance with Barker on The New Truth and Consequences (1950), where Barker first met him.
  • After fellow game show host Richard Dawson left the second incarnation of Match Game (1973), Barker sat in his former place for the entire week, on the first week.
  • On the premiere episode of The New Price Is Right (1972), the first three games he got the contestants to play separately were: 'Any Number', 'Bonus Game' and 'Double Prices'.
  • The first Double Showcase Winner on The New Price Is Right (1972), was a newlywed, who won a car in 'Any Number'.
  • Was a spokesperson for the public service announcement, promoting the transition to Digital Television in the United States. The advertisement was produced under the first proposed date of February 16, 2009, for the transition.
  • As a young man, he used to listen to Bill Cullen's very first radio show.
  • Barker made a guest appearance on The New Price Is Right (1972), on April 1, 2015. In fact, he led the first bid and the pricing game, which was "Lucky $even". This marked his last appearance on television.
  • He is the first game show host between game show host/television personality Regis Philbin and comedienne/television personality Joan Rivers to have nearly guest-starred on every talk show, either daytime or prime-time.
  • He doesn't enjoy parties that much and when he goes to a get-together, he is usually the first to leave.
  • First met his future wife Dorothy Jo Gideon, at age 15, on November 17, 1939. At that time, they went to see an Ella Fitzgerald concert, when the two were only in high school.
  • He is the first game show host ever to have worked with younger staff on The New Price Is Right (1972).

Bob Barker's Donations

  • He donated $1,000,000 to Georgetown University to endow a fund at its law school that will focus on the study of animal rights. [2006]

Bob Barker's quotes

  • Don't go to them, do not go to movies in which there are animals, because if you do, you are subsidizing animal cruelty.
  • You cannot accept that . . . when you see animals in pictures, you are putting them at risk.
  • [about how he would do if he was a contestant instead of the host on The New Price Is Right (1972)] I don't do my own shopping, my housekeeper does that for me, so I'd be doomed if I was a contestant on the show.
  • I can tell you that I'd rather be kissed by my dogs than by some people I've known.
  • [Who defended actress Mia Farrow who tweeted on the Lion Killer Address on Twitter]: Well, if by publicizing his address they can make him miserable, I say publicize that address. Because this man deserves to be made miserable for years to come
  • [Who clarified about his fall]: I started to fall forward, and I didn't want to land on the cement so I twisted and landed right over here but my head was on the cement and so I cut my head all up and cut my knee and scraped it.
  • [When he threw several punches on The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)]: I thought it was a wonderful idea because Happy Gilmore is still playing on television frequently and everybody loved that fight scene.
  • [Who announced on his 90th Birthday on The New Price Is Right (1972)]: Thrill of accomplishment, after 35 years to finally, be able to say, 'Come on Down.' You know, wherever I go, people on the street will say, 'Hey, Bob, Come on Down!'
  • A true gentleman to work for. A wonderful boss. A visionary. The man pretty much invented the game show genre. One of the true pioneers of television.
  • [who said Canada shouldn't be the place for elephants]: I don't think there should be elephants in Canada. I love Canada and I love Canadians, but it's not the place for elephants and I think it's becoming obvious to the people up there
  • From the bottom of my heart, I thank the television viewers, because they have made it possible for me to earn a living for 50 years doing something that I thoroughly enjoy. They have invited me into their homes daily for a half a century.
  • We didn't solve the world's problems, but we hopefully helped you to forget your problems for just a while.
  • I had to thank these people for watching or else I would have had to have worked for a living!
  • [While having gray hair, in an attempt to color it back to his other color]: When I came home the people on the show said, 'You look better this way than you do with it dyed or tinted. Why don't you leave it this way?'
  • It never entered my mind I would do anything longer. It never entered my mind I would even live longer.

Bob Barker's body shape

Lets describe how Bob Barker looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.