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Bob Newhart

American stand-up comedian
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Net worth 2018: $65 Million
Residence: Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 5 September 1929
Sigh: Libra
Height: 1.72 m
Education: Roman Catholic schools St. Catherine of Siena grammar school, St. Ignatius College Prep (high school), Loyola University of Chicago

Bob Newhart was bornon 5 September 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S., American, is American stand-up comedian. Don’t go by the calm, reasonable voice, stammering delivery, deadpan eyes and poker-faced look of Bob Newhart – he has the ability to tickle even the most hardest of your bones in a funny way! What differentiates him from his comedian counterparts is the fact that unlike others who employ tricks and punches, he gets his audience into a laughter riot just with a cantankerous voice and calm demeanour. Interestingly the stammer and the stutter which we have grown fond of is not an inherent Newhart trait but a self-made one! Comedy came naturally to this once accountant and advertising copywriter who shot to fame with his 1960s released humorous monologue, ‘The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart’. The album not only became a bestseller, but chronicled to the No 1 position at the Billboard pop chart, spawning the release of its sequels and other albums. Other than this, he has also appeared in a number of television shows and films, the most notable venture being the ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ which expanded for six seasons including 142 episodes. Three times Grammy award winner, Newhart’s trademark one-sided conversation and telephone monologues have captured the heart of millions of his fans worldwide. In the following lines, we have provided in depth information about his life and childhood.


$65 Million


In 2007, the TIME magazine placed the show in its list of ‘100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME’


Beginning 2001, he made several television appearances the last of which was in 2013 for the sixth season of ‘The Big Bang Theory’


Two years later in 1992, he came up with yet another television series called, ‘Bob’


In the 1990s and 2000s, he released a couple of his comedy albums including, ‘Off The Record’, ‘The Button-Down Concert’ and ‘Something Like This’


In 1985, following attack of polythemia due to heavy and incessant smoking, he was rushed to the hospital


His sabbatical ended four years later in 1982 when he was featured in a new sitcom on CBS titled, ‘Newhart’


In 1972, his presence on the television screen which was by then restricted to guest roles and character actor magnified as he was offered work on a pilot series titled, ‘The Bob Newhart Show’


His ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ aired in 1971 on CBS as a sitcom was a major hit


He tied the knot with the daughter of character actor, Bill Quinn, Virginia ‘Ginnie’ Quinn on January 12, 1963


He took his comedy album count resting at two further by coming up with yet another Button-Down follow-up, ‘Behind the Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart’ in 1961


Towards the end of the 1960s decade, he released three more albums including, ‘Bob Newhart Faces Bob Newhart’, ‘The Windmills Are Weakening’ and ‘This Is It’


Coincidentally, his audition tape was heard by a disc jockey in 1959 who officially introduced him to Warner Bros Records talent head


Relieved from his duties in 1954, he took up job as an accountant and later in 1958, as an advertising copy editor


It was at high school that he changed his name to BobCompleting high school studies in 1947, he enrolled himself at the Loyola University of Chicago for a degree in business management

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