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Bob Barker
Birth name Robert William Barker
Born December 12, 1923 (1923-12-12) (age 83)
in Flag of United States Darrington, Washington, USA
Statistics
Occupation TV Presenter, Game Show Host
Gender Male
Marital status Widower
Spouse Dorothy Jo Gideon
(19451981)
Children None
Notable credit(s) Truth or Consequences
The Price Is Right
Official website The Price Is Right

Robert William "Bob" Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a seventeen-time Emmy Award-winning American television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right since September 4, 1972, making it the longest-running daytime game show in television history. On October 31, 2006 he announced that he would retire from hosting The Price Is Right in June 2007 after holding the job for nearly 35 years and having been in television for 50 years. His last episode of The Price Is Right is set to air on June 15, 2007. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 487 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (509 × 626 pixel, file size: 240 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work or product in the media, such as advertising... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Darrington is a town in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... A television presenter is a British term for a celebrity who is best known for introducing or appearing in television programmes. ... This article is about the television genre. ... The shield and spear of the Roman god Mars, which is also the alchemical symbol for iron, represents the male sex. ... Alternate uses: see widow (typesetting). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Action Comics #127 (December 1948), featuring Superman appearing on the show with Ralph Edwards Truth or Consequences was an American quiz show, originally hosted on radio by Ralph Edwards from 1940 to 1957, and later on television by Edwards himself from 1950 to 1951, Jack Bailey from 1954 to 1955... The Price Is Right is a popular American game show largely centering around contestants guessing the retail prices of featured prizes and other promotional products. ... Bob Barker may refer to: Bob Barker - Game show host Bob barker (company) Category: ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... An Emmy Award. ... This article is about the television genre. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... The Price Is Right is a popular American game show largely centering around contestants guessing the retail prices of featured prizes and other promotional products. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article is about the television genre. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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Biography

Barker was born in Darrington, Washington and spent most of his youth on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. His mother, Matilda ("Tillie") Valandra, was a schoolteacher; his father, Byron John Barker, was an electrical power foreman, who died in a fall from a utility pole in 1929. Barker has a half-brother, Kent Valandra, from Matilda's subsequent remarriage. In the 1940s the family moved to Springfield, Missouri, where Barker graduated from Central High School. He was also in a three-piece jazz band called The Scatters in the mid-1940s. Darrington is a town in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... The Rosebud Indian Reservation is home of the Sicangu Oyate, also known as the Sicangu Lakota, the Upper Brule Sioux Nation, and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ...


Barker attended Drury College (now Drury University) in Springfield, on a basketball scholarship. He was a member of the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity at Drury. His education was interrupted by World War II. Barker served in the Navy as a fighter pilot. However, the war ended before he was assigned to a seagoing squadron. After the war, he returned to Drury to finish his education, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in economics. While attending Drury, Barker worked his first "media job", at KTTS-FM Radio, in Springfield. Drury University is a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri. ... An athletic scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend a college or university awarded to an individual based predominantly on their ability to play in a sport. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The United States Navy, also known as the USN or the U.S. Navy, is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with aerial warfare. ... A Squadron is a small unit or formation of cavalry, aircraft (including balloons), or naval vessels. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... KTTS-FM is a country music radio station in Springfield, Missouri at 94. ...


Barker left Springfield and worked at a radio station in Florida before landing another radio job in California. He was hosting an audience-participation radio show on KNX (AM) in Los Angeles when game show producer Ralph Edwards happened to be listening and liked Barker's voice and style. On December 31, 1956, Barker took over hosting of the game show Truth or Consequences. The show made him a star; he was clearly a natural whose charisma and charm connected with contestants and viewers. He would host it for 18 years. Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... KNX is a Los Angeles, California, clear channel radio station operating on 1070 kHz with 50,000 watts of power from a transmitter site in Torrance, a key West Coast flagship station for the CBS Radio Network since 1937. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Ralph Livingstone Edwards (January 13, 1913 – November 16, 2005) was a television host and producer. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Action Comics #127 (December 1948), featuring Superman appearing on the show with Ralph Edwards Truth or Consequences was an American quiz show, originally hosted on radio by Ralph Edwards from 1940 to 1957, and later on television by Edwards himself from 1950 to 1951, Jack Bailey from 1954 to 1955...


Bob Barker and his wife, the former Dorothy Jo Gideon, were high-school sweethearts. On their first date on November 17, 1939, Bob took D.J. (as he would often call her) to an Ella Fitzgerald concert. They married in 1945 . Years later, it would be Dorothy Jo (as well as Barker's mother Tillie) who inspired Bob to become an advocate of animals. D.J. died of lung cancer on October 19, 1981. The couple had no children. Barker never remarried after her death, saying that he's never had any desire to do so. Dorothy Jo was the love of his life and that was that. Barker has gone to visit her grave stone at Hollywood Hills Cemetery every weekend since her death. He eventually started dating again, having an on-off relationship with fellow animal rights advocate and good friend Nancy Burnet since the mid 80s. His mother Matilda (Tillie) Valandra lived with him until her death in 1993, after her second husband (Bob's stepfather) died. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full year calendar). ... Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hollywood Hills, an unofficial designation of part of the City of Los Angeles, California, are part of the eastern section of the low transverse range of the Santa Monica Mountains, which extends from the Los Feliz District and Hollywood, on the south side of the Valley, to Pacific Coast... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


In October 2006, it was announced that Barker had accepted Drury University's invitation to receive an honorary degree recognizing his life achievements and to speak at its commencement exercises on May 12, 2007. It will be the first honorary degree Barker has received in his lifetime.[1] Drury University is a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Animal rights

Bob Barker is well known for his work in animal rights. He became a vegetarian in 1979. That same year, he began promoting animal rights. Barker began ending each episode of The Price Is Right with the phrase: "Help control the pet population; have your pet spayed or neutered" in 1981 and was named national spokesman for "Be Kind to Animals Week" in May of that year. On A&E's Biography program, Bob credited his wife, Dorothy Jo, with him becoming more aware of animal rights and becoming a vegetarian because she had done so. Bob said that Dorothy Jo was ahead of her time in terms of animal rights. Bob took up animal rights in order to keep doing something that his recently deceased wife had done. Fellow game show hosts Jack Barry and Bert Convy eventually followed Barker's lead in promoting animal rights on the air. A civet, or sea fox, photographed in the Zigong Peoples Zoo, Sichuan, 2001. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... Spaying and neutering are the respective processes of female and male animal sterilization, in order to keep them from producing offspring. ... Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... Biography is a documentary television program. ... Jack Barry (March 20, 1918 – May 4, 1984) was an American television game show host and producer, whose career was nearly ruined in the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s but who made a remarkable comeback over a decade later. ... Bernard Whalen (Bert) Convy (July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991) was an American game show host, actor and singer. ...


During the first ten years of The Price Is Right, fur coats were often featured as prizes. After Barker became involved in animal rights, he insisted that the show not offer prizes that harmed animals, a demand to which CBS agreed; animals and fur coats have not since been offered on the program. Barker also forbids the reairing of older episodes in which fur coats and live animals are offered.[citation needed]


Barker hosted the Miss USA/Universe Pageants from 1967 to 1987. In 1987, he requested the removal of fur prizes and stepped down as host when those in charge of the pageant refused. [[Image:MissUSA2007Crowned. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female-only beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ...


Bob Barker's DJ&T Foundation has contributed millions of dollars to fund animal rescue and park facilities all over the country. He works closely with Betty White as an advocate for animal rights. Betty Marion White (January 17, 1922) is an Emmy Award-winning television actress with a career spanning 60 years, often referred to as The first lady of Television and Americas Sweetheart. She also appeared in radio programs, in movies and the theater, in commercials, and was also a talk...


Game show career

Truth or Consequences

Barker started hosting on December 31, 1956, and would continue with the program until 1975 . The idea was to mix the original quiz element of game shows with wacky stunts. On the show, people had to answer a trivia question correctly (usually an off-the-wall question that no one would be able to answer correctly) before "Beulah the Buzzer" was sounded. If the contestant could not complete the "Truth" portion, there would be "Consequences," usually a zany and embarrassing stunt. In addition, during Barker's run as host, "Barker's Box" was played. Barker's Box was a box with 4 drawers in it. If a contestant was able to pick the 3 boxes with money it, they won a bonus prize. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In many broadcasts, the stunts on Truth or Consequences included a popular, but emotional, heart-wrenching surprise for a contestant, that being the reunion with a long-lost relative or with an enlisted son or daughter returning from military duty overseas, particularly Vietnam.


The Family Game

In 1967, Barker hosted the short-lived game show The Family Game for Chuck Barris, where he would ask children contestants questions about their family's lives, and the parents had to guess how they answered in a Newlywed Game-esque fashion. // Gameplay Future The Price Is Right host, Bob Barker hosted this game show that was played similar to The Newlywed Game. ... Chuck Barris (born Charles Hirsch Barris on June 3, 1929) produced American game shows during the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Newlywed Game was an American television game show where newly-married couples answered questions to find out how well the husband and wife knew each other. ...


The Price Is Right

On September 4, 1972, Barker began his most famous assignment hosting the CBS revival of The Price Is Right. In the four decades of the CBS version, he has become far more strongly associated with the show than first host Bill Cullen was with the 1950s–1960s original. September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Price Is Right is a popular American game show largely centering around contestants guessing the retail prices of featured prizes and other promotional products. ... William Bill Lawrence Frances Cullen (February 18, 1920–July 7, 1990), was an American radio and television personality. ... The original version of The Price is Right was an American television game show where the contestants won prizes by giving the closest bid to merchandise items and other products. ...


On October 15, 1987, Barker did what other M.C.'s almost never did: he renounced hair dye and allowed his hair to go gray. It was a shock to the studio audience because it hadn't been publicized in advance; it was a shock to the home audience because the change came in the middle of the week at that time. One home viewer famously wrote Barker a letter saying "Bob, you must have had a hell of a night last night!" The episodes with dyed hair and gray hair were, in actuality, taped several weeks apart. Fellow hosts Monty Hall and Alex Trebek would follow Barker's decision to go to gray hair in the late 1980s. October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monty Hall, born August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as Maurice Halprin, is a Canadian-born actor, singer and sportscaster, but is best known for being the MC of popular American television game shows. ... Alex Trebek, with his once-iconic mustache, hosting a 1986 episode of Jeopardy! George Alexander Trebek (born as Giorgi Suka-Alex Trebek [1] on July 22, 1940) is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian-American television personality and best known as the host of the game show Jeopardy! since September 10...


In 2006, The Price Is Right celebrated 35 consecutive years on the air. It is the longest-running game show of all time in North America and is also the longest running five-day-a-week daytime entertainment program (and only The Tonight Show's 50 years on the air has surpassed it in terms of overall five-day-a-week American entertainment television programming). Overall, in daytime programming (excluding Saturday and Sunday), The Price Is Right is ranked sixth among the longest-continuing television programs (NBC's Today ranks the longest, followed by four daytime soap operas: Guiding Light, As the World Turns, General Hospital, and Days of our Lives). It has won its timeslot (11 a.m. Eastern) for the past 25 years with its closest competitor (currently ABC's The View) normally getting about half of TPIR's ratings. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Today, commonly referred to as The Today Show to avoid ambiguity, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on the NBC television network. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS. It debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956[2] at 1:30pm. ... General Hospital (GH) is the longest-running daytime American soap opera broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company television network. ... Days of our Lives (Days or DOOL) is an American soap opera. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This article is about the American television talk show. ...


Barker has recently had success with a prime time version of The Price Is Right. This stemmed from the incredibly high ratings for the thirtieth anniversary show in January 2002. Since then, the prime time specials have returned in spurts for sweeps weeks and on occasion when CBS's turn in the rotation occurs for the Daytime Emmy Awards, including the post-September 11 terrorist attack themed episodes honoring the different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Air Force, Navy, etc.) and public safety officers and, later, special occasions. Coincidentally, the first of the specials saluting the Armed Forces to air was the Navy, which was Barker's own branch of the military, and both CBS and RTL showed photos from Barker's own time in the Navy. Prime time is the block of programming on television during the middle of the evening. ... In the United States the sweeps period determines local advertising rates. ...


During the prime time shows, the prizes are more extravagant than in the daytime version, and the cash amounts are higher, with Plinko, It's in the Bag, and Grand Game featuring higher dollar values. In the Showcase Showdown, the $10,000 bonus was replaced during the specials. In the 2002 military specials, $100,000 can be won if the players spin $1.00 in their bonus spin but was never won. Since 2003, a $1,000,000 prize can be won on the prime time version. This has yet to be won; however, there have been five close calls and two very close calls. This contestant is about to play Plinko, and can win up to $50,000. ... Host Bob Barker and a contestant standing by the Its in the Bag setup Its in the Bag is a pricing game on the American television game show The Price Is Right. ... Host Bob Barker and a contestant by the Grand Game board on one of 1986s primetime specials. ...

On October 31, 2006, Bob made his announcement that he will retire from The Price Is Right in June 2007. After 35 years as M.C. of U.S. television's longest-running game show Bob says he is ready for retirement.[2] Image File history File links WikiNews-Logo. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Barker has revealed that Fremantle Media, the company that owns the show, has been looking for a successor in the last two to three years, and also that he had considered retirement for a while, but he had so much fun that he continued to do the show. As for a replacement host, no names have been mentioned as of May 2007. FremantleMedia (formerly All-American Television and Pearson Television) is an independent production company that holds the rights to the Goodson/Todman game show library which includes such classic game shows as The Price is Right, Match Game, Ive Got a Secret, and Family Feud. ... May 2007 is the fifth month of that year It began on a Tuesday and will end after 31 days on a Thursday. ...


Longevity records and celebration

Barker has set a longevity record as holding a weekday TV job continuously for 50 years as of 2006, which includes his years on Truth or Consequences. Only sportscaster Vin Scully, who is four years younger than Barker, has held a job longer than Barker in the entertainment industry, albeit a seasonal job and not a daily one. Action Comics #127 (December 1948), featuring Superman appearing on the show with Ralph Edwards Truth or Consequences was an American quiz show, originally hosted on radio by Ralph Edwards from 1940 to 1957, and later on television by Edwards himself from 1950 to 1951, Jack Bailey from 1954 to 1955... Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ...


At age 83, Barker holds the record of being the oldest man ever to host a game show and the oldest man ever to host a weekday television program since the inception of network television. Barker is now in his fiftieth consecutive year on television (network or syndication). Barker has also hosted/appeared on a five-day-a-week television program longer than anyone else in the history of television.


In 2003, Barker celebrated his 80th birthday with a prime-time special on CBS. It featured guest appearances by fan Céline Dion along with friends talk-show host Larry King and actor Chuck Norris. The show also featured taped vignettes from CBS stars like Ray Romano, the cast of Becker, and the cast of Joan of Arcadia. Céline Marie Claudette Dion-Angélil, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... For other persons named Larry King, see Larry King (disambiguation). ... Carlos Ray Chuck Norris (born on 10 March 1940) is an American martial artist, action star, Hollywood actor, and recently, an internet phenomenon, who is best known for playing Cordell Walker on Walker, Texas Ranger. ... Raymond Romano (born December 21, 1957 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning, American actor and comedian best known for his starring role on the comedy series “Everybody Loves Raymond. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Joan of Arcadia was an American television fantasy/family drama which aired on Fridays, 8-9 p. ...


On December 31, 2006, Bob Barker celebrated the anniversary of his 50th year on national television. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Legal issues

Dian Parkinson, a prize model for The Price Is Right from 1975 to 1993, filed an $8 million lawsuit against Barker for sexual harassment. Barker admitted that he had sexual relations with Parkinson but stated, "As God is my witness I never asked her to do anything she didn't want to do" and that everything was indeed consensual. Parkinson declared herself no financial match to Barker and his resources and gave up her legal fight with him in 1995. Dian Parkinson Dian Parkinson (born Dianna Lynn Batts on November 30, 1944 in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is a former model. ...


Barker was involved in more legal trouble with a Price model in 1995. Holly Hallstrom, a model from 1977 to 1995, stated that she had gained 14 pounds due to a prescription medication and that Barker used the weight gain as an excuse to fire her, which Barker denied. Hallstrom alleged that the real reason Barker fired her was because she had refused to support Barker when Parkinson sued him for sexual harassment. Barker responded with a lawsuit for slander and libel, Barker v. Hallstrom, claiming Hallstrom was lying, but the court declared Hallstrom the prevailing party and ordered Plaintiff Barker to pay all Hallstrom's legal fees. Hallstrom countersued Barker and in October 2005 Hallstrom received a multi-million-dollar out-of-court settlement. Holly Hallstrom Holly Hallstrom (born August 24, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas) was one of the models (Barkers Beauties) on the daytime game show The Price is Right, from 1977–1995. ...


Since 1996, Bob Barker has been sued by six women for charges including sexual harassment, racial discrimination and wrongful termination (most notably by Janice Pennington and Kathleen Bradley, two other longtime and well-known models on the show). To date all the women have received out-of-court financial settlements, save one (Reigert), which is still pending. Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ... An African-American drinks out of a water fountain marked for colored in 1939 at a street car terminal in Oklahoma City. ... Wrongful termination is, in the law, a cause of action alleging that the employer has wrongfully fired the employee; reasons alleged can include racial or sexual or age discrimination. ... Janice Pennington (born July 8, 1942 in Seattle, Washington) is Playboy magazines Playmate of the Month for the May 1971 issue. ... Kathleen Bradley (born January 10, 1951 in Girard, Ohio) was primarily known as a Barkers Beauty on the daytime game show The Price is Right from 1990-2000. ...


Filmography

Barker in Happy Gilmore.

In 1996, Barker played himself in the Adam Sandler comedy movie Happy Gilmore. In one scene, Barker beats up Gilmore after an altercation arising from their teaming up in a Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Gilmore fights back and briefly gets the upper hand, declaring, "The price is wrong, bitch!" Bob then gets up, holds Gilmore in a strangle hold and continues to punch him before delivering a high kick to Gilmore's chin that knocks him down a grassy hill declaring "Now you've had enough...bitch!" Barker reportedly accepted the role when he learned he would get to win the fight with Sandler.[3] "It took 46 years from the time I first came to Hollywood for me to land a movie role," Barker said about his role in Gilmore. "I hope I won't have to wait that long for the next offer." [4] He and Sandler won the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight for Happy Gilmore, making Barker the oldest winner of any MTV award at 73. Bob's appearance in this movie is often credited with the increased popularity of TPIR among college students. In 2007, during a CBS prime-time special commemorating Barker's career, Sandler made a surprise appearance to thank Barker and read a poem in his honor. Image File history File links BobsMovie. ... Image File history File links BobsMovie. ... Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen, Allen Covert, Frances Bay and Christopher McDonald. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, producer, actor, and musician. ... Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Carl Weathers, Julie Bowen, Allen Covert, Frances Bay and Christopher McDonald. ... The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV. Categories Best Movie Best Male Performance Besy Female Performance Most Desirable Male Most Desirable Female Best Breakthrough Performance (Male and Female) Best On-Screen Duo Best Villain Best Comedic Performance Best Song From a Movie (Best musical...


Barker also in the late 1990s played the father of Mel Harris' character on a few episodes of the NBC sitcom Something So Right. He appeared in the animated television series as himself: in the Futurama episode "Lesser of Two Evils" in 2000, followed by the Family Guy episodes "Screwed the Pooch" in 2001, and "The Fat Guy Strangler" in 2005. Mel Harris (b. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Something So Right was a relatively short-lived American television situation comedy which ran on two different networks during its brief time on the air. ... Futurama is an Emmy Award-winning animated sitcom created by Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons) and David X. Cohen for the Fox network. ... Lesser of Two Evils is episode 6 in season 2 of Futurama. ... Family Guy is an American animated television series about a nuclear family in the suburb of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... Screwed the Pooch is an episode of Family Guy that first aired November 29, 2001. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


Barker also made cameo appearances on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2002, Yes, Dear and How I Met Your Mother in 2007. The Bold and the Beautiful (often called Bold or annotated to B&B) is an American television soap opera, created by Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell. ... Yes, Dear is an American television sitcom which aired from 2000 to 2006 on CBS. It stars Anthony Clark, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike OMalley, Liza Snyder, and Joel Homan. ... How I Met Your Mother is an Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom that premiered on September 19, 2005. ...


Bob appears briefly in the Canadian documentary, "Come on Down: Searching for the American Dream"(2004)[5], directed and written by Adamm Liley and produced by Steven James May of Manifestation Television. Mr. Barker gives a special in-studio message pertaining to Adamm's search for the elusive American Dream. The documentary also features Hunter S. Thompson and Chris Gardner.


Awards and recognition

Barker has won 17 Emmy Awards in total. Twelve were for Outstanding Game Show Host, more than any other performer. He has also won twice for Executive Producer of The Price Is Right and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1999. An Emmy Award. ... The Price Is Right is a popular American game show largely centering around contestants guessing the retail prices of featured prizes and other promotional products. ...


In March 1998, on the five thousandth episode of The Price Is Right, CBS dedicated the soundstage where the show has been produced since 1972 in honor of Barker.


In 2004, Barker was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) is the organization which awards the Emmys. ...


Health

Barker's health problems started in 1991 after he complained of having vision problems while exercising. After a visit to the doctors, they sent him to see a neurologist, where the doctors told Barker he had a mild stroke. He soon recovered and went back to work. This does not cite any references or sources. ... Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the nervous system and disorders affecting it. ... Stroke is the clinical designation for a rapidly developing loss of brain function due to an interruption in the blood supply to all or part of the brain. ...


On September 16, 1999, Barker was in Washington, D.C., to speak about HR 2929, the proposed legislation that would ban elephants from traveling shows. While preparing for the presentation, Barker experienced what he called "clumsiness" in his right hand. He was admitted to George Washington University Hospital and diagnosed with a partially blocked left carotid artery. Barker underwent carotid endarterectomy to remove the blockage, and the procedure went well enough that he was able to return to work within the month. Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... The George Washington University (GWU) is a private university in Washington, D.C., founded in 1821 as The Columbian College. ... In human anatomy, the carotid artery is a major artery of the head and neck. ... Carotid entarterectomy is a surgical procedure used to correct carotid stenosis (obstruction of the carotid artery by atheroma), used particularly when this causes medical problems, such as transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs, strokes). ...


Three years later, Barker also had two health crises after taping the season finale on The Price Is Right; and while lying out on the sun, he was hospitalized again with a stroke on May 31, 2002; and six weeks later, on July 11, 2002, he underwent prostate surgery both at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Both surgeries were successful. A season finale is the final episode of a season of a television program. ... Stroke is the clinical designation for a rapidly developing loss of brain function due to an interruption in the blood supply to all or part of the brain. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... The prostate is a compound tubuloalveolar exocrine gland of the male mammalian reproductive system. ... A cardiothoracic surgeon performs a mitral valve replacement at the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. ... The George Washington University (GWU) is a private university in Washington, D.C., founded in 1821 as The Columbian College. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack...


In July 2006, Barker suffered a minor injury to his right hand. On the July 15, 2006 episode of The Late Late Show, he jokingly stated that he broke it by karate chopping "countless desks" (something he later proceeded to do to host Craig Ferguson's desk). The Late Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show currently hosted by Craig Ferguson on CBS. It immediately follows Late Show with David Letterman and is produced by Lettermans Worldwide Pants Incorporated in CBS Television City. ... Marines practicing striking A strike (in budo sometimes referred to as atemi, 当て身, body strike[1]) is an attack with an inanimate object, such as a weapon, or with a part of the human body intended to cause harm to an opponent. ... Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish actor, writer and talk show host. ...


Trivia

Bob as a panelist on Match Game in the '70s
  • Barker was a semi-regular panelist on the game shows Tattletales (with wife Dorothy Jo) and Match Game. Barker sat in Richard Dawson's former place during the first week of Dawson's permanent absence from Match Game.
  • Barker co-hosted CBS' coverage of the Rose Parade from Pasadena, Calif., for several years during the 1970s and '80s.
  • Ukranian-born actress Mila Kunis has often stated that she learned to speak English by watching The Price Is Right, noting that Barker spoke slowly enough for her to catch on.
  • Barker trained and earned his black belt in the martial arts with action celebrity and famous black belt Chuck Norris. Norris was one of the many guest stars on the special primetime The Price Is Right celebrating Bob's eightieth birthday. Other guests included Ray Romano, Charlie Sheen, Celine Dion, and Larry King.
  • Created and hosted "The Bob Barker Fun and Games Show" from 1978 to 1986 which was a combination of stunt participation in the style of Truth or Consequences and pricing games such as the Price Is Right in which Bob traveled throughout the United States and Canada in various arenas and venues.
  • In December 2002, Bob appeared on Hollywood Squares/H2 three times in the same week to do some outro segments during Game Show Week. (It was that week where Tom Bergeron would assume the center square and Peter Marshall have a one-day hosting gig.) The first one had Tom Bergeron mentioning that Hollywood Squares/H2 was taped at the Bob Barker studio, the same studio where The Price Is Right is taped. Following that, Barker appears on screen and asks Tom for rent money. In the second, he's talking to host Tom Bergeron, telling him "I remember watching Hollywood Squares with my good friend Peter Marshall... Who's hosting now?" In the last, Tom replaces Bob Barker's name on the plaque outside of Bob Barker Studios/Studio 33 (where both shows taped) with his name written in marker on a piece of tape. Bob would later remove the tape, then look at the camera and say "As if!" Bob and the TPIR models also were guests on Hollywood Squares in 1987 when John Davidson was the host.
  • In the 1970s, he was the host of the annual/biennial Pillsbury Bake-Off (the bake-off occurred every two years starting in 1976). In the 1978 Bake-Off, he was the first host to have a male category champ.
  • Barker had Tyra Banks guest star as a model on one episode of The Price Is Right for a few segments after Banks told Barker how big a fan she was of the show.
  • Two popular segments on The Price Is Right involved Bob interviewing the models and interacting with the announcer (Johnny Olson or Rod Roddy). The model interview was a throwback to Barker's experience hosting beauty pageants. Both segments have been removed from the show due to time constraints.
  • He appeared on the NBC TV Western Bonanza, playing a character named Mort in the 1960 episode "Denver McKee."
  • Barker loves history, particularly of the Civil War. He also collects military figurines.
  • Starting May 16, 2007, GSN (Game Show Network) will have a tribute to Bob Barker for one week. Apparently, it will be his appearances from "Match Game", in which he appeared quite frequently during its 9 year run.

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Raymond Romano (born December 21, 1957 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning, American actor and comedian best known for his starring role on the comedy series “Everybody Loves Raymond. ... Charles Irwin Sheen (born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion-Angélil, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... For other persons named Larry King, see Larry King (disambiguation). ... The Rosie ODonnell Show was a popular American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie ODonnell. ... The Arsenio Hall Show was a talk show, which aired on late night in syndication from 1989 to 1994. ... 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References

  • Drury University. "Alumnus, Price is Right Host Bob Barker to Give Spring Commencement Address, Receive Honorary Degree", Drury University, 2006-10-05. Retrieved on 2007-02-19. 

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Preceded by
Bill Cullen
The Price Is Right Host
September 4, 1972Present
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Dennis James
The Price Is Right Host (nighttime)
19771980
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Tom Kennedy
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Art Linkletter
Miss USA Host
19671987
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Alan Thicke
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Art Linkletter
Miss Universe Host
19671987
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Jack Bailey
Truth or Consequences Host
December 31, 19561975
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NAME Barker, Bob
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DATE OF BIRTH December 12, 1923
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