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Bob Barker
Name: Robert William “Bob” Barker
Born: December 12, 1923
Birth Hometown: Darrington, Washington
Occupation: Host, Producer
Years active: 1950-2007
Known for: Hosting The Price is Right for the first 35 years that aired on CBS

Robert William “Bob” Barker (born December 12, 1923) is an American former television game show host. He is best known for hosting CBS' The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history. After holding the job for 35 years and having been on television for 50 years, Bob retired on June 15, 2007.

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  • On March 25, 2009, Bob Barker has visited The Price is Right as a guest to promote his new autobiographical audiobook Priceless Memories.
  • On December 12, 2013, Bob Barker has visited The Price is Right for his 90th birthday.
  • On April 1, 2015, Bob Barker came out of the Big Doors instead of Drew Carey as an April Fool's joke. He hosted during the first One Bid and first pricing game of the show that day which was Lucky Seven.
  • Due to having two health scares in the past few months that caused him to go to the hospital, on December 12, 2018, an episode of The Price is Right featured his pic being on a small video screen in celebration of his 95th birthday during the second showcase segment where Rachel Reynolds presented a three-tier birthday cake with the number 95 in his honor.
  • On December 12, 2019, current Price host Drew Carey briefly acknowledge Barker's 96th birthday at the beginning of the episode.