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.