Bob Barker is the one of the most prestigious and well recognized name in the American media. The owner of the extra ordinary talents Bob is widely recognized for his contribution on the game shows in CBS. Born on 12th December 1923 as Robert William Barker in Darrington in Washington, he is son of Matilda and Byron John Barker. This former host belonged to the working class family where his mother was Matilda was school teacher and his father Bryon was the foreman on the electricity company. Bob who spent most of his adolescence in South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation moved to Missouri in 1931 after the death of his father.
The broadcasting career of Bob started after he began working at Springfield KTTS-FM prior to his college graduation. Before 1950, Bob was associated to several radio stations until leaving for California in order to pursue his career in broadcasting. The turning point of his career came on when Ralph Edwards game show producer happened to listen his radio show and was impressed by Bob’s voice and style. Prior working in The Price Is Right, he was seen in the several other many popular game shows that includes the names such as Truth or Consequences that started from 1956 and ended in 1975, End of the Rainbow(1957-1958), The Family Game in 1967 and Simon Says in 1971. This former host started hosting The Price Is Right in 1972 and was familiar with the show and audience than it s former host. During his 35 years tenure in the show, he became the executive producer of the show. Price Is Right is North America’s longest running game show of all time. Furthermore, in his presence in show three more pricing game were introduced with his name. However, we hearty request our viewers not to confuse with the Bob Barker of Price Right with the Bob Barker of Bob Barker Company, Inc.,. they both are different entity. Bob Barker of shoes, prison toiletries and clothing fame is ex North Carolina State Senator. With the very successful career, Bob is able to earn his net worth of $ 70 million.
Moving toward his personal life, Bob who is in 89 years of his age was once married to his late wife Dorothy Jo Gideon. Dorothy who was his high school sweet heart became his wife on the 12th January 1945. The couple who were married for the 36 year was separated from each other after Dorothy died of lung cancer in 19th October 1981. Remaining loyal to his wife, Barker has never married again but had girlfriend Dian Parkinson for short period; however, their relationship ended in legal activity. This former host with his hard work and talent has earned sufficient money to spent on the luxury living. Bob is the owner of several sophisticated house whose images are available everywhere in the internet.
Despite the fact he has crossed 80 years of his life and is in the beginning of another age milestone describes his vegetarian diet as the key to maintain successful healthy life. Bob who turned in vegetarian in 1979 has always promoted animal rights. Bob has done number of notable contribution for animals regarding their rights. The former host had his show closed with the phrase Help Control the Pet Population. The founder of DJ&T Foundation which has donated millions of dollars for the preservation of animals and in rescue of them has himself face some minor health issues.
The contribution of this talented host has been honored with the several prestigious awards and accolades. Bob has been awarded with the prestigious Emmy Awards for the 19 times through put his career. He got 14 Emmy for the Outstanding Game Show Host and four for the executive producer. He has also been awarded with the 2009 WWE Slammy Award in the category of Best Raw Guest Host. there are several other honors that he has been rewarded with. The more and additional information about him can be achieved from his personal as well as official websites. His biography is also available in Wiki. The quotes of Bob can also be achieved through BrainyQuotes.com.
- December 12, 1923
- Game show host
- 6' 1" (1.85 m)
- Darrington, Washington, United States
- 70 million USD
- Dorothy Jo Gideon (m. 1945–1981)
- Bob Barker
- Central Academy of Excellence, Central High School, Drury University
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