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Bob Barker

Robert William "Bob" Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a former American television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1975. Born in Washington state to modest circumstances, Barker enlisted in the United States Navy on the outbreak of World War II. Barker worked part-time in radio while he attended college. In 1950, Barker moved to California in order to pursue a career in broadcasting. He was given his own radio show, The Bob Barker Show, which ran for the next six years out of Burbank. Barker began his game show career in 1956, hosting Truth or Consequences. From there, he hosted various game shows as well as the Miss Universe pageants. Eventually, he hosted The Price Is Right, beginning in 1972. When his wife Dorothy Jo died, Barker became an advocate for animal rights. Since then, Barker has been a long-time supporter of animal rights, and of animal-rights activism, including groups such as the United Activists for Animal Rights and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. In 2007, Barker

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Bob Barker -- Bomb Squad Called to TV Icon's House

Bob Barker
Bomb Squad Called to TV Icon's House

A bomb squad rushed to Bob Barker's house Friday afternoon after a suspicious package was reported at the TV icon's home, TMZ has learned.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Bob's housekeeper… READ MORE >

Bob Barker -- I'm Turning 90 ... and I Could STILL Beat Adam Sandler's Ass!!

Bob Barker
I'm Turning 90 And I Could STILL Beat Adam Sandler's Ass!!

"Price is Right" legend Bob Barker is turning the big 9-0 next week ... but he tells TMZ, despite his age, he could still put a serious hurtin' on Adam Sandler. Barker went out to a pre-bday… READ MORE >

- 240 days ago
Drew Carey -- I Feel 'Really Bad' About Bob Barker Situation

Drew Carey
I Feel 'Really Bad' About Bob Barker Situation

Drew Carey says Bob Barker is DEAD WRONG to think he was intentionally excluded from a "Price Is Right" 40th Anniversary special ... telling TMZ the whole thing was just a giant misunderstanding.… READ MORE >

- 694 days ago
Dog Owner Goes Nuts for Bob Barker

Dog Owner Goes Nuts for Bob Barker

Former "Price Is Right" host/animal rights activist Bob Barker was greeted by some dude and his sign-carrying neutered pup at the Toronto airport on Thursday.Barker's fans will do anything for him. READ MORE >

- 1205 days ago
Drew Carey -- Bob Barker Makes Prison Soap?

Drew Carey -- Bob Barker Makes Prison Soap?

Drew Carey learned something new about former "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker -- he makes prison soap! Okay, maybe that's urban myth ... or not ... let's get to the bottom of this prison… READ MORE >

- 1303 days ago
Bob Barker Collapses at Gun Range

Bob Barker Collapses at Gun Range

Bob Barker was rushed to a hospital earlier today after the "Price Is Right" legend fainted at an L.A. area shooting range ... TMZ has learned. A witness tells us 86-year-old Barker had been… READ MORE >

- 1416 days ago
Barker's Beauty -- I Was ALSO Fired for Being Preggo!

Barker's Beauty -- I Was ALSO Fired for Being Preggo!

Another former "Price is Right" model claims she was axed from the show because she got knocked up -- and she specifically blames Bob Barker for forcing her out. Shane Stirling claims that right… READ MORE >

- 1455 days ago
Drew Carey -- 'Bob Can Say Whatever He Wants'

Drew Carey -- 'Bob Can Say Whatever He Wants'

Drew Carey has finally responded to Bob Barker's sharp criticism of his "Price is Right" hosting skills ... and it turns out, there won't be a showcase showdown after all. As we first reported,… READ MORE >

- 1465 days ago
Bob Barker: I Get Paid Too Much to Diss 'Price'

Bob Barker: I Get Paid Too Much to Diss 'Price'

Moments after Bob Barker criticized Drew Carey's performance on "Price Is Right" yesterday -- dude issued a statement saying he didn't really mean it and that he hopes Drew does well ... because… READ MORE >

- 1466 days ago
Bob Barker Rips Drew Carey -- The 'Price' Is Boring

Bob Barker Rips Drew Carey -- The 'Price' Is Boring

Former "Price is Right" host Bob Barker put Drew Carey's "PiR" hosting style on blast yesterday -- because according to Bob ... Drew fails to add an "excitement" to the legendary game show. READ MORE >

- 1467 days ago

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