Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Bob Barker, Star of “Price is Right” for Decades, Passes Away at Age 91, Prominent Animal Rights Activist


Bob Barker has died at age 91.

The prominent animal rights activist hosted “The Price is Right” for decades, from 1972 to 2007. His calm demeanor turned the failing game show into a massive hit.

Barker had originally come to TV as the host of “Truth or Consequences” in 1956, meaning he was on daily TV for a record 16 years when he took over “Price,” and that was just the beginning.

Barker presented on TV as a genial uncle. But in real life he was tough. “Price is Right” had plenty of scandals and even some lawsuits. One of the women on the show, Brandi Sherwood, won her lawsuit against the show in November 2012, after she claimed the show terminated her while on maternity leave; she was awarded over $8,000,000 in damages, both punitive and personal.

There were other scandals you can read here.

Here’s a more complete bio.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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