Bob Barker

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Robert William Barker
  • Birth Place: Darrington, WA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/12/1923, Sagittarius
  • Profession: TV host; actor
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Bob Barker Fast Facts:
  • Raised in South Dakota near the Rosebud Indian Reservation, where his mother taught.
  • Has hosted The Price Is Right---the longest-running game show ever---since 1972; hosted Truth or Consequences from 1956 to '75.
  • Has received 14 Daytime Emmys for The Price Is Right, 12 as Outstanding Game Show Host and two as executive producer; and was honored with a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.
  • Is famously an animal-rights activist, and once refused to host the Miss USA Pageant when he learned that fur coats were part of the prize package.
  • Was inducted into the TV Academy Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • Donated $2.5 million to animal-rights activist group PETA in 2010.
  • Bob Barker Relationships:
  • Dorothy Joe Gideon - Wife (deceased)
  • Byron John Barker - Father
  • Louis Valandra - Stepfather
  • Nancy Burnet - Significant Other
  • Dian Parkinson - Ex-significant Other
  • Kent Valandra - Half Brother
  • Matilda Kent Barker Valandra - Mother
  • College:
  • Drury College, Springfield, MO (1947)

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