Bob Barker: The Legendary TV Personality by Steve Rutherford

Bob Barker: The Legendary TV Personality

bySteve Rutherford

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 Bob Barker: The Legendary TV Personality

Born on December 12, 1923, in Darrington, Washington, Bob Barker began out in home entertainment in 1950 with his own radio program. In 1972, he joined the TELEVISION game show Early Life

Tv character, game show host, and animal rights activist. Born December 12, 1923, in Darrington, Washington. Barker's father passed away when he was very young; until he was in 8th grade, he coped with his mother, Matilda, a teacher, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Mission, South Dakota. When Matilda remarried, the family transferred to Springfield, Missouri.

Barker graduated from senior high school in the early 1940s and went to Springfield's Drury College on a basketball scholarship. He left school in 1943 to train as a boxer pilot in the United States Naval Reserve, but World War II ended before he was provided an assignment for active duty. Barker came back to Drury and graduated in 1947 with a degree in economics. Barker's job at a radio station in Florida caused his step, in 1950, to California in order to pursue a career in broadcasting. He was offered his own radio program, The Bob Barker Show, which ran for the following 6 years from Burbank.

In 1956, he was hired to host the daytime television version of the long-running radio quiz program, Fact and Outcome, on NBC. The program, which forced its participants to do bizarre stunts if they failed to answer a question within about one 2nd, was syndicated in 1966; Barker hold on as its host until 1974, when it was removed the air.

The Price Is Right.

Even prior to his run on Truth and Outcome ended, Barker had actually taken on the hosting tasks of an additional game show, The Rate Is Right, which since 1950 had aired on NBC and ABC before discovering a home, at the time of Barker's arrival in 1972, on CBS. The program featured around 60 different games, each of which required the candidates to suspect the cost of various items, varying from utensils to luxury automobiles. The program became a hit from the catch-phrase, "Begun down!" bellowed by the program's all-time announcer, the late Johnny Olson, to the incredible number of prizes granted by the jovial, smooth-talking Barker (estimated at a total worth of around $200 million from 1972 to 1999).

In November 1975, The Price Is Right became the first-ever hour-long game program; in 1990, it went beyond Reality and Consequences as the longest-running daytime game program in history. Barker's reign on The Price Is Right brought about his look at the center of numerous various other famous programs, consisting of the Pillsbury Bake-Off, which he emceed from 1969 to 1985, and the annual New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade, which he hosted from 1969 to 1988. In 1980, he appeared as the host of a short-term variety program, That's My Line, developed by the developers of What's My Line, TV's longest-running prime-time game show.

In 1996, Barker appeared on the huge screen when he played himself in Happy Gilmore, a comedy starring Adam Sandler.

In an unforgettable sequence, he and Sandler get into a brawl at a celebrity golf tournament; the scene succeeded an award for "Best Fight Sequence" at the MTV Movie Awards that year.

That same year, Barker gained an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2006, he announced his retirement from hosting The Price is Right after holding the job for nearly 35 years. His last episode aired in June 2007.


Title:Bob Barker: The Legendary TV PersonalityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2013Publisher:P CesarLanguage:English

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