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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

In the news

patsaperstein
Variety, 2018-09-08 02:55:34
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 — ...

abrockington
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 ...

George Avakian, Record Producer and Talent Scout, Dies at 98
NY Times Music, 2017-11-24 02:28:24
Mr. Avakian was a longtime force in the recording industry, helping the careers of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Keith Jarrett and the comedian Bob Newhart.

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