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Birthday: December 12, 1923
Place: Darrington, Washington, USA
Height: 6' 1"
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For 30 years, Bob Barker had been the host of _"Price Is Right, The" (1972)_ . Not only is it the highest rated daytime game show, it's also the longest-running game show in TV history, surpassing the prime-time hit, What's My Line?, which ran for 18 years. He also served the show's executive producer since 1987. Named the most popular game show host of all time in a national poll, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1999. Although he has graced our television screen for more than four decades, his career continues at full circle. In 1996, he made his motion picture debut in Universal Pictures' Happy Gilmore (1996), in which he played himself with Adam Sandler. His real acting debut, however, came when he was asked to play Mel Harris's father in NBC's Something So Right (1995). Another recent honor came when one of the most historic sites in the history of television, Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, was re-dedicated as the Bob Barker Studio in ceremonies following the taping of the 5,000th episode of The Price is Right, on March 11, 1998. Barker is the first performer to whom CBS has ever dedicated a stage. Barker was born in Darrington, WA, and spent most of his youth on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota where his mother was a schoolteacher. His family eventually moved to Springfield, MO, where he attended high school and Drury College on a basketball scholarship. When World War II interrupted his studies, he became a Navy fighter pilot, but the war ended before he was assigned to a seagoing squadron. Following his discharge, Barker returned to Drury and took a job at a local radio station to help finance his studies. It was there that he discovered what he did best was to host audience participation shows. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in economics, he went to work for a radio station in Palm Beach, Florida. A year later, he moved to Los Angeles, and within a week, he was the host of his own radio program, The Bob Barker Show. He made his debut in 1956 on national television as the host of the popular "Truth or Consequences" (1950). Ralph Edwards, the show's originator, had sold the show to NBC as a daytime strip, but he had not chosen a host. He auditioned other hosts in Hollywood and New York for weeks, but when he heard The Bob Barker Show on his car radio, he knew he had found the man for the job. And proving that Edwards had chosen him wisely, Barker had hosted Truth or Consequences for an unbelievable 18 years, and he and Edwards remain close friends today. They drink a toast at lunch every December 21st to celebrate the day in 1956 when Edwards called him that he was going to become the host of Truth or Consequences.Barker has been twice named in the Guinness Book of World Records as television's "Most Durable Performer," 3,524 shows, and "Most Generous Host in Television history" for awarding million dollars in prizes on his various shows. During the ensuing years, the million dollar figure has increased to more than 0 million. He has won 11 Emmys as a Game Show Host, more than any other performer, and 2 more as Executive Producer of The Price is Right. Bob also was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999, for a total of 14, and won 2 additional awards, for a total of 16 Emmys. He has also received the coveted Carbon Mike Award of the Pioneer of Broadcasters. In 1978, he developed The Bob Barker Fun & Games Show, a series of personal appearances which immediately attracted record-breaking audiences throughout United States and Canada. He also established the DJ&T Foundation in Beverly Hills, California, the purpose of which is to help control the dog and cat population. He is funding the foundation through his own resources to support low-cost or free sprat/neuter clinics. This foundation is named in memory of his wife, Dorothy Jo and his mother Matilda (Tilly) Valandra, both of whom loved all animals. Barker's work on behalf of animals has garnered him a long list of awards from prestigious humane organizations across the country. In fact, a columnist wrote that Bob has become a part-time television host and a full-time animal rights activist. However, he assures that there is room in his busy life for both television and animals.
The Price Is Right 30th Anniversary Special
- Underwent surgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D.C. to clear a severe blockage in his left cartoid artery, which carries blood to the brain. [20 September 1999]
- Was in Washington to meet with congressmen to try to get elephants banned from circuses and traveling shows.
- He has 7 Emmies for _"The New Price Is Right" (1972)_ .
- In 1994 he was charged with sexual harassment by one of the models on _"The New Price Is Right" (1972)_ .
- Long-time host of Miss USA Beauty Pageant.
- Attended Springfield Central High School and graduated in 1941.
- Started dating Dorothy Jo Gideon on November 17, 1939, and went to hear Ella Fitzgerald.
- Hosted 2 of the longest-running game shows in television history. He hosted "Truth or Consequences" (1950) for 18 years, followed by _"The New Price Is Right" (1972)_ for 28+ years (bypassing "What's My Line?" (1950)), which aired a 17-year-run on the networks once during the night.
- Barker and Syd Vinnedge, a senior executive with FremantleMedia (formerly Pearson Television) presented 0,000 to the Harvard Law School to fund courses on animal rights law. The gift is being given by FremantleMedia in honor of Barker's 30 years as host of _"The New Price Is Right" (1972)_ and his long involvement with the animal rights movement. FremantleMedia produces Barker's long-running CBS game show. 
- Broke the record set by Johnny Carson for hosting the same network TV show continuously, with 29 years, 7 months, 22 days as host of _"The New Price Is Right" (1972)_ . [26 April 2002]
- A Civil War buff.
- Has a black belt in karate.
- Had his Hollywood home - a 1929 5,000 SF Spanish Colonial Revival style house - designated a historic-cultural monument by the city of Los Angeles (December 1999)
- His father, Byron John Barker, a power-line foreman, died in 1929 from complications after falling off a pole.
- Has a half-brother named Kent Valandra.
- Earned a red belt in tang soo do karate under Chuck Norris.
- He began appearing on TV minus hair coloring; he received permission from _"The New Price Is Right" (1972)_ and network executives to allow his hair to be naturally white. This change received stunning approval from fans 
- 6 weeks after recovering from a stroke, he was in another health crisis when he underwent prostate surgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., to remove his enlarged prostate. His third operation was so successful that he recovered just in time for him to go back to work. [11 July 2002]
- He is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
- Enlisted in the United States Navy on November 24, 1942. Was assigned the service number 7033834 and became a Naval Aviation Cadet on June 10, 1943. Was commissioned an Ensign on December 6, 1944 and served on active duty until November 24, 1945. Remained on the rolls of the Naval Reserve until December 7, 1960, when he was discharged from service as a Lieutenant Junior Grade.
- Veteran of the Second World War who was awarded the American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal. Served as a Flight Officer in the rank of Ensign, U.S. Naval Reserve.
- Appeared on "The Wayne Brady Show" (2002) for his 80th Birthday.
- Appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show" (1989) twice.
- Had the two biggest winners in Price is Right! Daytime History: one was a college student at Pepperdine University who won ,865 in cars/prizes and 12 years later, the other contestant won ,130 in cars/prizes on his 6,000 show.
- Before she became a game show hostess, Vanna White was one of his former contestants.
- Is good friends with Rosie O'Donnell, and has appeared on her show in 1998, just several days before his 75th Birthday.
- Created _"The New Price Is Right" (1972)_ pricing games "2 for the Price of 1," "Bonkers!," "Coming or Going," "Eazy az 1 2 3," "Let 'Em Roll," and "Triple Play."
- Was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in May 2004 by Dick Askin, Chairman & CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Dick Askin is also President & CEO of Tribune Entertainment Company.
- Loves sports and initially went to college on a basketball scholarship. Still plays golf and practices the art of karate today.
- Created and ran "The Bob Barker Fun and Games Show", which were personal appearances by him at parties and social events. The shows utilized aspects of his two shows, "Truth or Consequences" (1950) and _"The New Price Is Right" (1972)_ . He did these until the mid 1980s.
- The first game show that he produced was "Lucky Pair". It ran on local Southern California television and was the first game show hosted by Richard Dawson. Dawson would later become host of "Family Feud" (1976), which was also produced by Mark Goodson, who produced Barker's _"The New Price Is Right" (1972)_ .
- Won an MTV Movie Award for his fight scene with Adam Sandler in Happy Gilmore, during which he uttered the immortal line, "Now you've had enough... bitch."
- His wife Dorothy Jo Gideon-Barker (February 25, 1924 - October 19, 1981)
- On October 15, 1987, he renounced hair dye and allowed his hair to go gray.
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