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Bob Barker Net Worth

Bob Barker net worth & biography:

 

Bob Barker is known as one of the very most famous and successful television personalities. It has been stated that the entire amount of Bob Barker net-worth reaches an estimate of 70 million dollars. He is mostly referred to as a former television game show host which brought tremendous economic success and recognition to Bob Barker.

Between the years 1972-2007, he was called a number of the TV show “The Price Is Right” which was broadcasted in the NBC channel. The show hit the records being the first game show within the American television which was airing for such a long period of time. Between the years 1956-1975, Bob Barker was also a bunch of some other TV show called “Truth or Consequences”. These two shows increased the overall sum of Bob Barker net worth with a mile.

Bob Barker Net-Worth – 70 Million Dollars

During the World War II, Bob Barker served in the United States Navy. Previously to working in television, Bob Barker was referred to as a radio show host. Ever since then, he’s hosted many television programs, including the, elite present “Miss Universe” and also many other beauty pageants.
He belonged to organizations like “Sea Shepherd Conservation Society” together with “The United Activists for Animal Rights”. In 2007, he finished his career as a game show host and left “The Price Is Right”. At the same time, he celebrated his 50 years anniversary for a TV presenter and game show host.
Bob Barker was born in Washington to his mother who was a school teacher and his dad who worked in electrical high line establishing throughout Washington. However, during his job Bob Barker’s father fell from the tower and got an injury, because of which he died in 1929.
He enrolled into university and got a scholarship in basketball. He graduated in economics “summa cum laude”. In Springfield, in addition, he got his first job-related for the media that has been operating in the radio station called “KTTS-FM”. It began to collect the total sum of Bob Barker net-worth which he has today.

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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Price Is Right1988-2007TV Series executive producer - 3,371 episodes
A Celebration of Bob Barker's 50 Years in Television2007TV Special documentary executive producer
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular2003-2007TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes
The Price Is Right Salutes2002TV Mini-Series executive producer - 6 episodes
The Price Is Right 30th Anniversary Special2002TV Movie executive producer
The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unscripted2013TV Series
WWF Raw2009TV SeriesBob Barker
Futurama2000TV SeriesBob Barker
Something So Right1996-1997TV SeriesBen
Happy Gilmore1996Bob Barker
Overlanders1979TV MovieThe Piper
Bonanza1960TV SeriesMort

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hidden Crimes1986Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Price Is Right1972-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Host / Himself - April Fool's Host / ...
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2015TV MovieHimself
The Bold and the Beautiful2014TV SeriesHimself
Lion Ark2013DocumentaryHimself
The Top 100 Moments in Raw History2012VideoHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
WWF Raw2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 Game Show Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Family Guy2001-2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Pioneers of Television2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
A Celebration of Bob Barker's 50 Years in Television2007TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
Late Show with David Letterman2007TV SeriesHimself - Top Ten List Presenter
The Price Is Right Million Dollar Spectacular2003-2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
How I Met Your Mother2007TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV Series
alt.news 26:462007TV Series documentaryHimself
Square Off2007TV SeriesHimself
The Early Show2006TV SeriesHimself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Infanity2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Price Is Right Salutes2002TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Host
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Host
CBS: 50 Years from Television City2002TV MovieHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right 30th Anniversary Special2002TV MovieHimself - Host
Yes, Dear2001TV SeriesHimself
Biography1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Lifetime Achievement Award
Martial Law1998TV SeriesHimself
1996 MTV Movie Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Bailey Kipper's P.O.V.1996TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right 25th Anniversary Special1996TV MovieHimself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself
The Nanny1994TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1993TV SeriesHimself
Fur Crimes1992Documentary shortHimself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHimself
The Price Is Right Special1986TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Host
Miss Universe Pageant1986TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
CBS Tournament of Roses Parade1985TV SpecialHimself - Host
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments1984TV SpecialHimself
CBS Tournament of Roses Parade1984TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 9th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Host
The John Davidson Show1981TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Roger Dobkowitz, Bart Eskander
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Roger Dobkowitz, Phillip W. Rossi
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1999Lifetime Achievement AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Audience Participation Show/Game ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Roger Dobkowitz, Phillip W. Rossi
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Audience Participation Show/Game ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Roger Dobkowitz, Phillip W. Rossi
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1996MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightHappy Gilmore (1996)Adam Sandler
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1984Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1982Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1976Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 5 May 1976. At 6714 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Roger Dobkowitz
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Roger Dobkowitz, Phillip W. Rossi
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Phillip W. Rossi, Roger Dobkowitz
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowThe Price Is Right (1956)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Roger Dobkowitz, Phillip W. Rossi
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Phillip W. Rossi, Roger Dobkowitz
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Audience Participation Show/Game ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Roger Dobkowitz, Phillip W. Rossi
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Audience Participation Show/Game ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Roger Dobkowitz, Phillip W. Rossi
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowThe Price Is Right (1956)
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Roger Dobkowitz, Phillip W. Rossi
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Phillip W. Rossi, Roger Dobkowitz
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Phillip W. Rossi, Roger Dobkowitz
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Phillip W. Rossi, Roger Dobkowitz
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Phillip W. Rossi, Roger Dobkowitz
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Phillip W. Rossi, Roger Dobkowitz
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game/Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)Phillip W. Rossi, Roger Dobkowitz
1986Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramCBS Tournament of Roses Parade (1985)Mike Gargiulo, Vern Diamond, Joan Van Ark
1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host in a Game ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)
1979Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Host or Hostess in a Game or Audience Participation ShowThe New Price Is Right (1972)

TitleSalary
The New Price Is Right (1972)$10,000,000 /year (2007)

#Fact
1He is known to be a very private man.
2His idol was Buddy Ebsen. In fact, when Barker was growing up, he was a huge fan of his.
3Is a Republican.
4Was a spokesperson for the public service announcement, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), in 2011.
5His wife, Dorothy Jo Gideon Barker, died on October 19, 1981, at age 57.
6As a young man, he used to listen to Bill Cullen's very first radio show.
7Never had any children.
8Barker's long life has contributed to exercising, eating vegetables and genetics.
9Hobbies: golfing, karate, dining out, pets, gardening and playing games.
10Was a spokesperson for the public service announcement, promoting the transition to Digital Television in the United States. The advertisement was produced under the first proposed date of February 16, 2009, for the transition.
11Like fellow game show hosts, Bill Cullen and Wink Martindale, Barker was known to be a very busy television personality.
12His birthplace, Darrington, Washington, is 46 miles, north of Everett, Washington.
13Long lives ran in his family.
14Was a semi-regular on Dinah! (1974). The most coincidental thing is her show was taped in the same studio as The Price Is Right (1972). Even more incredible was Barker did original stunts on The New Truth and Consequences (1950), on her show.
15Does not sing, act nor dance.
16It was his late wife, Dorothy Jo, who had a love for animals, before Barker followed her.
17On one of the tapings of The Price Is Right (1972), a young lady had unfortunately chosen to wear a tiny tube top that warm day in 1977, when she sat in the studio audience awaiting that fateful call. When Johnny Olson called her name, she did that and more. As she bounded down the stairs, she was blissfully unaware that her top had slid down to a precarious level. When Barker eventually took the stage, he suspected that the cheers, hoots and hollers were not necessarily directed towards him.
18Had a weekly show for Southern California Edison, the electric power company, which aired locally on CBS. With Dorothy Jo, who was his producer, he traveled to two cities a day to visit Edison's "Electric Living Centers," where he interviewed homemakers about the latest electrical wonders.
19His mother, Matilda Valandra, died on February 26, 1989. She lived to be 92.
20His former The Price Is Right (1972) producer Roger Dobkowitz, along with his wife, Valerie Dobkowitz, occasionally go out dining with him, since retirement.
21During his 35-year-run of The Price Is Right (1972), Barker had 82 winning contestants, who were also "Double Showcase Winners.".
22On a taping of The Price Is Right (1972), he had a contestant playing 3 Strikes Plus, where somebody partially drew a chip out of the bag, then quickly put it back in before anyone else could see what it was. A few seconds later, the contestant drew the number and won. Although the show's staff has never publicly accused the contestant of cheating, 3 Strikes Plus, was not to be played again.
23On The Price Is Right (1972), Barker's producers changed the design of the bag to make it harder for contestants to "peek" at the disks, and they probably figured that was enough of a security. Also from this point until the mid-90s, Bob would often instruct the contestant to 'not look at the number until you have it clear out of the bag.'.
24Met fellow game show hosts Wink Martindale and Jim Lange, while working in the Chuck Barris Studios, in Los Angeles, California, prior to becoming a game show host in 1967. The other host in the same studio was Bob Eubanks.
25Had a contestant on The Price Is Right (1972) who won $42,695 in cash and prizes, who also won $5,000 on Punchboard and $11,000 on the Big Wheel.
26In 2013, Barker made a guest appearance on The Price Is Right (1972) with Drew Carey to celebrate his 90th Birthday.
27Is the only The Price Is Right (1972) host, not to give the 'Mountain Climber' any names, as either Hans or Fritz, in the pricing game, 'Cliff Hangers.'.
28The first Double Showcase Winner on The Price Is Right (1972), was a newlywed, who won a car in 'Any Number.'.
29Announces intentions to retire from The Price Is Right (1972) in June 2007 after thirty five years on the series and fifty years on television. [October 2006]
30Release of his autobiography, "Priceless Memories" by Bob with Digby Diehl.
31When one of Chuck Woolery's three sons, Chad, had died in a motorcycle accident in 1986, he wrote a letter to Woolery, expressing his condolences.
32At age 26, Barker moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1950, to pursue a career in Broadcasting.
33After his 35-year stint as host of The Price Is Right (1972), he retired from hosting game shows, in June 2007, at age 83. Prior to his retirement, Barker made a cameo appearance with Drew Carey to promote his book, 'Priceless Moments,' when he was featured in the showcase, in 2009.
34Did not participate in the 40th Anniversary Special of The Price Is Right (1972).
35Inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 1980.
36Was the most frequent guest on Dinah! (1974). On that show, he was doing original stunts from The New Truth and Consequences (1950).
37Mentor and friend of Roger Dobkowitz and Rich Fields.
38Another game show that he produced was "Lucky Numbers". It ran on local Southern California television and was hosted by former actor and disc jockey Geoff Edwards.
39Ranked #1 on Life's 15 Best Game Show Hosts.
40Before Marjorie Goodson-Cutt co-hosted Classic Concentration (1987) which was produced by her father, Mark Goodson, she appeared on Barker's show The Price Is Right (1972), dancing in a showcase skit.
41Had missed only 4 tapings of The Price Is Right (1972) due to illness. Dennis James substituted for him for almost a week in 1974.
42On the premiere episode of The Price Is Right (1972), the first three games he got the contestants to play separately were: 'Any Number,' 'Bonus Game,' and 'Double Prices.'.
43After fellow game show host Richard Dawson left the second incarnation of Match Game 73 (1973), Barker sat in his former place for the entire week, on the first week.
44He became a vegetarian in 1979, out of concern for animals.
45Long before Chuck Norris was a successful actor, he made a guest appearance with Barker on The New Truth and Consequences (1950), where Barker first met him.
46On the very first episode of The Price Is Right (1972), a contestant who played the game, 'Any Number,' won a Chevrolet Vega, whose price was $2,746.
47Collapsed at an L.A. shooting range. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was treated for an adverse drug reaction and released. [17 September 2010].
48Ranked #1 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.
49Was Ralph Edwards's first choice as host of The New Truth and Consequences (1950). When Edwards was tired of doing double duty for two shows (the other one being This Is Your Life (1952)), he asked Barker to host it, which launched Barker's 55-year career in game shows.
50Best known by the public as host of The New Truth and Consequences (1950) and The Price Is Right (1972).
51After the original The Price Is Right (1972) producer, Frank Wayne passed away, Barker was promoted to executive producer of the show for 19 years, until his retirement in 2007.
52Classmate of Jim Lowe.
53Graduated from Drury College, in Springfield, Missouri, with a degree in political science, in 1949, with honors.
54Before he was a game show host, he was a news writer.
55Played basketball in both his junior high and high school years.
56Attended Todd County High School, in Mission, South Dakota, before attending Central High School in Springfield, Missouri, years later.
57When he was 15, his family moved to Springfield, Missouri, with his family.
58After his mother's second marriage, Barker's family moved to Springfield, Missouri.
59Before he was a successful game show host, producer and animal rights activist, he was a radio disc jockey and announcer.
60In 1931, when he was only age 7, Barker moved with his mother to the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Mission, South Dakota.
61Is the second television personality ever to have hosted a game show longer than anybody else in the business, behind Mike Wallace, but in-front of Vin Scully.
62Has a ship named after him that is owned and operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whose donation of $5 million to the society facilitated the purchase of the ship. It first started operating for the group in late 2009/early 2010 in its campaign against whaling by Japanese fisheries.
63Friends with: Bill Cullen, Gene Rayburn, Charles Nelson Reilly, Alex Trebek, Bob Eubanks, Bob Goen, Geoff Edwards, Wink Martindale, Richard Dawson, Pat Sajak, Pat Finn, Peter Marshall, Monty Hall, Jim Perry, Jim Lange, Chuck Woolery, Chuck Norris, James Stewart, Mickey Rooney, Johnny Carson, Mike Wallace, Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin, Larry King, Céline Dion, Rosie O'Donnell, Carol Burnett and Adam Sandler.
64Bob Barker is 1/8 Sioux.
65Inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in 2007.
66Is a very good friend of another retired game show host Richard Dawson, who was also employed at Mark Goodson Productions, for 10 years, as host of Family Feud (1976).
67Future The Price Is Right (1972) announcer, Rich Fields, said Barker was his childhood television hero.
68Before she became a talk show hostess, Jenny Jones was one of his contestants. She also won several prizes.
69Nine days after his birthday, and until Edwards' death in 2005, he would have luncheon with Ralph Edwards, every December 21 of each year, at 12:05 P.M.
70Future psychologist Phil McGraw, and his wife, Robin McGraw, were both in the audience on The Price Is Right (1972), during their honeymoon in 1976. In 2007, Dr. Phil paid tribute to him at the The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2007), which was aired after Barker's final episode.
71On September 26, 2008, Springfield, MO named a street behind Drury University in honor of him. This street is called Bob Barker Boulevard.
72He was not the producers first choice to host The Price Is Right (1972). It was only when Mark Goodson found out that Bill Cullen had a great difficulty walking around the set because it was too strenuous for him.
73In 2006, he donated $1,000,000 to Georgetown University to endow a fund at its law school that will focus on the study of animal rights.
74On stage after one of his last tapings as host of the Price is Right, he was given an award for his lifetime of animal activism from the spca-LA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Los Angeles) by its President, Madeline Bernstein, and its honorary board member and celebrity animal ambassador, Vicki Roberts.
75On October 31, 2006, he announced his retirement as host of The Price Is Right (1972) effective in June, 2007. He later announced the date would be June 15th.
76Won an MTV Movie Award for his fight scene with Adam Sandler in Happy Gilmore (1996), during which he uttered the immortal line, "Now you've had enough... bitch!".
77The first game show that he produced was "Lucky Pair". It ran on local Southern California television and was the first game show hosted by Richard Dawson. Dawson would later become host of Family Feud (1976), which was also produced by Mark Goodson, who produced Barker's The Price Is Right (1972).
78Created and ran "The Bob Barker Fun and Games Show", which were personal appearances by him at parties and social events. They utilized aspects of his two shows, The New Truth and Consequences (1950) and The Price Is Right (1972). He did these until the mid-1980s.
79Is a huge sports fan. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and even martial arts.
80Was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in May 2004 by Dick Askin, Chairman & CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Askin is also President & CEO of Tribune Entertainment Company.
81Created The Price Is Right (1972) pricing games "2 for the Price of 1," "Bonkers!," "Coming or Going," "Eazy az 1 2 3," "Let 'Em Roll," and "Triple Play.".
82Is good friends with Rosie O'Donnell, and appeared on her show in 1998, shortly before his 75th birthday.
83Before she became a game show hostess, Vanna White was one of his former contestants.
84Had eight biggest winners in the 35 years of hosting The Price Is Right (1972): One was a contestant that had won $54,772 in cash/prizes, six years later (3 in the same year), a veteran Marine has won $65,261, in car/prizes, followed by a former Pepperdine University student who won $88,865 in cars/prizes, then, a mother who won $79,845 in cash/prizes. Three years later, a childhood hero of Barker's won $71,377, in prizes. Then, on his 5,000th show, a college student won $60,766 in car/prizes. Six years later, on his 6,000th show, the other contestant won $97,130 in cars/prizes, at the beginning of his final year, a University of Tennessee volleyball player/mother who won $147,517 in cash/prizes and a childhood hero of Barker's, who was born 9 days after the show's debut, won $140,235 on Barker's last appearance.
85Appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) twice.
86Appeared on The Wayne Brady Show (2002) for his 80th Birthday.
87Enlisted in the United States Navy on November 24, 1942. Was assigned the service number 7033834 and became a naval aviation cadet on June 10, 1943. Was commissioned an ensign on December 6, 1944 and served on active duty until November 24, 1945. Was awarded the American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal. Served as a Flight Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Remained on the rolls of the Naval Reserve until December 7, 1960, when he was discharged from service as a lieutenant junior grade.
88He is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
896 weeks after recovering from a stroke, he was in another health crisis when he underwent prostate surgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., to remove his enlarged prostate. His third operation was so successful that he recovered just in time for him to go back to work. [July 2002]
901987: He requested and received permission from The Price Is Right (1972) producers and network executives to stop coloring his hair and allow it to go gray, a move that met with approval from his fans.
91Has a half-brother named Kent Valandra.
92His father, Byron John Barker, a power-line foreman, died in 1929 from complications after falling off a pole.
93December 1999: Had his Hollywood home - a 1929 5,000-sq.-ft. Spanish Colonial Revival-style house - designated a historic-cultural monument by the city of Los Angeles.
94Has a black belt in karate. Also earned a red belt in tang soo do karate under Chuck Norris.
95A Civil War buff.
96Broke the record set by Johnny Carson for hosting the same network TV show continuously, with 29 years, 7 months, 22 days as host of The Price Is Right (1972). [April 2002]
97Barker and Syd Vinnedge, a senior executive with FremantleMedia (formerly Pearson Television) presented $500,000 to the Harvard Law School to fund courses on animal rights law. The gift is being given by FremantleMedia in honor of Barker's 30 years as host of The Price Is Right (1972) and his long involvement with the animal rights movement. FremantleMedia produces Barker's long-running CBS game show.
98Hosted two of the longest-running game shows in television history. He hosted The New Truth and Consequences (1950) for 18 years, followed by The Price Is Right (1972) for 35 years, surpassing What's My Line? (1950), which had a 17-year run.
99Graduated from Springfield Central High School in Springfield, Missouri, in 1941.
100From 1967 to 1988, Barker was the long-time host of Miss USA Beauty Pageant.
101In 1994, he was sued for sexual harassment by one of the models on The Price Is Right (1972).
102Barker was in Washington, D.C. to meet with congressmen to try to get elephants banned from circuses and traveling shows.
103(September 20, 1999) Underwent surgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, to clear a severe blockage in his left carotid artery, which carries blood to the brain.

#Quote
1[on 'The Price is Right' offering a trip to the Calgary Stampede as a prize] If I had been there, it would never in the world have happened. This Calgary Stampede is just an egregious example of inhumane treatment for animals. To give that prize away, I think, is disgusting.
2I can tell you that I'd rather be kissed by my dogs than by some people I've known.
3On the birth of the 1,200-ton anti-whaling ship, The Bob Barker: Paul Watson said he thought he could put the Japanese whaling fleet out of business if he had $5 million. I said, 'I think you do have the skills to do that, and I have $5 million, so let's get it on,' so that's what we did.
4[when he wasn't familiar with Drew Carey's performances for his choosing as his own replacement on The Price Is Right (1972) in 2007]: I understand he ad-libs very well and that he has a very nice, friendly way of working, and I think both of those would be helpful to him on 'The Price Is Right.'
5[about when he will retire from The Price Is Right (1972)] I don't know what else I would do. I don't have a family to look after and my wife [Dorothy Jo] has passed on to a better place. I love my job, as long as I enjoy coming to work everyday and have a bounce in my step, I'll keep doing it.
6[about how he would do if he was a contestant instead of the host on The Price Is Right (1972)] I don't do my own shopping, my housekeeper does that for me, so I'd be doomed if I was a contestant on the show.
7[about his decision to stop coloring his hair during the 1987-1988 season] The producers and executives at CBS were very hesitant about it initially, but I knew that a change had to be made. Once my hair was starting to look more red and yellow than brown, I knew that the days of getting my hair to have its natural color were long gone and it was time to face the facts that I was getting older. Though it surprised and shocked fans initially when I let my hair go gray, they stuck behind me and the show stayed strong.
8You cannot accept that . . . when you see animals in pictures, you are putting them at risk.
9I'm a vegetarian - I think there's a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better.
10Don't go to them, do not go to movies in which there are animals, because if you do, you are subsidizing animal cruelty.

#Trademark
1The catchphrase "You're over!"
2White hair
3Always uses a wired microphone with a marble top
4Always closes the show with the phrase, "Help Control The Pet Population, Have Your Pets Spayed Or Neutered."
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