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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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'Price Is Right' Suit - They Called Me 'Wide Load'

'Price Is Right' Suit - They Called Me 'Wide Load'

A former "Price Is Right" model claims the show was so cruel about staffers becoming pregnant, she suffered a miscarriage from stress and abuse.Brandi Cochran claims she became pregnant in 2007… READ MORE >

Bob Barker Fleet Loses Boat

Bob Barker Fleet Loses Boat

The price was wrong for a high-tech speed boat rollin' with the Bob Barker -- the tiny vessel is currently sinking off the coast of Antarctica after a collision with a Japanese whaling ship.It was… READ MORE >

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Bob Barker's Whale Tale

Bob Barker's Whale Tale

Bob Barker just went on the attack in the Antarctic.Less than an hour ago The Bob Barker -- a private ship operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society -- chased a fleet of Japanese whaling… READ MORE >

- 1666 days ago
Bob Barker Not Racist, Just Rules

Bob Barker Not Racist, Just Rules

A judge threw out a case against Bob Barker -- the former host of "The Price is Right" -- ruling the claim by a former black show employee that Barker tolerated racism was bogus.Deborah Curling… READ MORE >

- 1775 days ago
Boob Barker -- Come on Down!!!!!!!!!

Boob Barker -- Come on Down!!!!!!!!!

There used to be a pricing game on "The Price Is Right" called "Pick-a-Pair" -- and yesterday at a book signing in Hollywood, Bob Barker proved he can still play. See Also Amber Alert Issued for… READ MORE >

- 1931 days ago
Amber Alert Issued for Bob Barker

Amber Alert
Issued for Bob Barker

Former "Price is Right" host Bob Barker showed off his gorgeous and healthy retirement glow in NYC on Thursday. The 85-year-old animal rights activist is sprayed and cuter.Tan your face. READ MORE >

- 1936 days ago
Barker: Yeah the Price Was Right -- So What?

Barker: Yeah the Price Was Right -- So What?

If there's any funny business with the contestant on "The Price Is Right" who nailed the Showcase Showdown to the penny, Bob Barker doesn't have a clue.Yesterday at the L.A. Zoo, Bob said the… READ MORE >

- 2044 days ago
Barker Beauty

Barker Beauty

Despite retiring from hosting "The Price Is Right," 84-year-old Bob Barker shows no signs of slowing down as he arrived at LAX this weekend, walking under his own power.Come on down ... to baggage… READ MORE >

- 2130 days ago
Bob Barker: I Won't Be McMahon-handled

Bob Barker: I Won't Be McMahon-handled

Bob Barker, 84, thinks fellow retiree Ed McMahon's financial state is "sad" -- but not sad enough to stop him from cracking a joke about it.insertBCSinglePlayer(1604920158); See Also Bob Barker… READ MORE >

- 2238 days ago
Bob Barker Bursts an Elephant-Filled Bubble

Bob Barker Bursts an Elephant-Filled Bubble

Pet reproduction isn't the only thing Bob Barker wants put a stop to! The ex-"Price is Right" host wrote a letter to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA -- opposing an educational stunt… READ MORE >

- 2327 days ago

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