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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Did you know that Bob Barker won Barker has won 19 Emmy Awards from his work on the Price Is Right?

 Did you know that Bob Barker married his high-school sweetheart Dorothy Jo Gideon on January 12, 1945?

Did you know that they remained married for 36 years until her death on October 19, 1981 of lung cancer?

Did you know that Barker had no children, and Barker never remarried?

Dian Parkinson
 However, he was involved in a relationship with Price model Dian Parkinson from 1989 to 1991,
which ended in legal action?

Did you know that Barker set a longevity record as holding a weekday TV job continuously for 51 years, which included his years on Truth or Consequences?

Did you know that only sportscaster Vin Scully, who is four years younger than Barker, and farm broadcaster Orion Samuelson, who is ten years younger, have held a job longer than Barker in the American entertainment industry?

Did you know that Barker has also had the second-longest run as the host of a single entertainment broadcast show (sports excluded), a few months short of Don McNeill, who spent 35½ years as host of Don McNeill's Breakfast Club?

Did you know that Bob Barker, who was 83½ years old at the time of his retirement, holds the record of being the oldest man ever to host a regularly scheduled television game show and the oldest man ever to host a weekday television program since the inception of American network television?

Did you know that Barker also hosted or appeared on a five-day-a-week television program longer than anyone else in the history of television?

Did you know that Barker had won 19 Emmy Awards and Fourteen were for Outstanding Game Show Host, more than any other performer?

Did you know that Barker also won four as executive producer  and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1999?

Did you know that On April 9, 1998, The Price Is Right celebrated its 5000th episode?

Did you know that In 2004, Barker was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.[31]
In 2007, Barker was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians, and a bronze bust depicting him is on permanent display in the rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol.?

Did you know that in 2007 Time Magazine named Barker the greatest game show host of all time,?

Did you know that on April 14, 2008, Barker was inducted to the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame?

Did you know that On December 14, 2009, Barker won the 2009 WWE Slammy Award for Best Raw Guest Host?

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