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Bob Newhart

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
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Full Name: George Robert Newhart
Profession: Comedian and Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: Reaching a global audience in the 1960s, Newhart's comedy album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart became an international best-seller and was number one in the United States.

Newhart is noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery.

Born: September 5, 1929
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Age: 91 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1963-01-12 Actor and comedian Bob Newhart (33) weds Virginia "Ginnie" Quinn

Historical Events

  • 1961-10-10 Variety TV show "The Bob Newhart Show" premieres on NBC in the US
  • 1962-05-22 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win
  • 1972-09-16 Penny Marshall appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Fly Unfriendly Skies"
  • 1973-10-13 Teri Garr appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Emily in for Carol"
  • 1973-10-20 Mariette Hartley appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in the episode "Have You Met Miss Dietz?"
  • 1974-01-05 Raul Julia appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Oh, Brother"
  • 1974-02-23 Teri Garr appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Confessions of an Orthodontist"
  • 1978-04-01 "The Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV