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Bob Newhart (Jim Wallace, 2002)

Source: Wikipedia

George Robert "Bob" Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart—it remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! was also a massive success, and the two albums held the Billboard number one and number two spots simultaneously.

Fact file

  • Birth name: George Robert Newhart
  • Born: September 5, 1929 (age 85) Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
  • Medium: Stand-up, film, television
  • Nationality: American
  • Years active: 1958–present
  • Genres: Deadpan, satire
  • Subject(s): American culture, American politics
  • Influences: Jack Benny, Robert Benchley, H. Allen Smith, James Thurber, Max Shulman, Shelley Berman
  • Influenced: Ellen DeGeneres, Lewis Black, Norm Macdonald, David Steinberg, Ray Romano, Tom Rhodes, Conan O'Brien, Jay Leno, Chris Rush, Jim Parsons
  • Spouse: Virginia Quinn (1963–present)
  • Website: www.bobnewhart.com

Read more about Bob Newhart at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Bill Daily, the affable TV actor who starred as Major Roger Healey in “I Dream of Jeannie” as well as on “The Bob Newhart Show,” died Sept. 4 in Santa Fe, N.M., his son J. Patrick Daily confirmed. He was 91. “He loved every sunset, he loved every meal — ...

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Variety, 2018-01-16 22:38:08
Hugh Wilson, creator of the CBS comedies “WKRP in Cincinnati” and “Frank’s Place” and writer-director of the first “Police Academy” movie, died Jan. 14 in Charlottesville, Va. He was 74. Wilson was a writer for the “Bob Newhart Show” and “The Tony Randall Show” and won an Emmy for best ...

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