Bob Barker Age, Controversies, Affairs, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Bob Barker

Full NameRobert William Barker
ProfessionTV Game Show Host
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 185 cm
in meters - 1.85 m
in feet inches - 6’ 1”
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorGray
Personal Life
Date of BirthDecember 12, 1923
Age (as in 2017)93 Years
Birth PlaceDarrington, Washington, United States
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
SignatureBob Barker Signature
HometownDarrington, Washington, United States
SchoolCentral High School
College/UniversityDrury University, Springfield, Missouri, United States (1947)
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts at Drury University in 1947
DebutTV (Host)- Truth or Consequences on December 31, 1956
Bob Barker In His Debut TV Show Truth Or Consequences
FamilyFather- Byron John Barker
Bob Barkers Father Byron John Barker
Mother- Matilda Kent Tarleton
Bob Barkers Mother Matilda Kent Tarleton
Brother- Kent Valandra
Bob Barker With His Brother Kent Valandra(Right)
Sister- None
Address (FanMail)The Prappas Company
9201 Wilshire Blvd.
Sutie 204
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
HobbiesDoing Karate, Golfing, Dining out, Playing with Pets, Gardening and Playing games
ControversyDian Parkinson, a woman who had worked as a model in "The Price Is Right" TV Show from 1975 to 1993, charged Barker for sexual harassment and claimed that Barker had threatened to put her on fire if she did not have sex with him. However, later she dropped the suit but Barker was deeply hurt by her accusation.
Favorite Things
Favorite SportGolf
Favorite ActressPamela Anderson
Favorite Vegetable(s)Broccoli, Cauliflower, Spinach, and Asparagus
Favorite FoodPasta primavera
Favorite Exercise(s)Push-ups off the wall and Light weights with 25-pound dumbbells
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusWidowed
GirlfriendDian Parkinson, American Model (Adult/Glamour) (1989-1991)
Bob Barker With His Ex-Girlfriend Dian Parkinson
WifeDorothy Jo Gideon (1945–1981)
Bob Barker With His Wife Dorothy Jo Gideon
Marriage DateJanuary 12, 1945
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$89 Million (as in 2017)

Bob Barker Cover

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bob Barker

  • Does Bob Barker smoke?: No
  • Does Bob Barker drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born in Washington on December 12, 1923, but he moved to Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota when he was eight years old and then again, finally relocated to Springfield, Missouri with his family.
  • In 1929, Bob’s father Byron Barker fell from the top of a tower and suffered an injury and later succumbed to his injuries the same year.
  • Bob went to serve in World War II as a fighter pilot in the Navy in the midst of his education in Drury College, but after the war ended, he returned back to his studies. Bob Barker In Navy As Fighter Pilot
  • He appeared in the episode called “Denver McKee” and played a character named Mort. Bob Barker (Extreme Right) In Show Denver Mckey
  • He got married to Dorothy Jo in 1945 with whom he met in high school, but unfortunately, their marriage ended in 1981 when Dorothy Jo died of lung cancer and he never remarried again. Bob Barker At His Wife Dorothy Jo Gideons Grave
  • Barker has a rabbit named “Mr. Rabbit,” who is 10 and a half years old; such an old rabbit is rarely found. Bob Barker WIth His Rabbit
  • He is a crazy pet lover and had a dog named “Jesse” also, but he suffered from cancer and is no more. Bob Barker With His Dog
  • In 1972, he started hosting game show “The Price Is Right,” which became the TV’s longest-running game show in the air. Bob Barker In The Price Is Right
  • The enthusiastic Barker also hosted the Miss Universe and Miss U.S.A. show every year from 1966 to 1988, but left the time he got involved in a dispute with the organizers of the show. He fought for animal rights but they refused to remove fur coats from the prize packages, which was honored to the winners. Bob Barker Hosting Miss Universe Show
  • He is a fitness freak and exercises every day and is also very much conscious regarding his diet-routine.
  • In 1995, he founded the “DJ&T Foundation” and named it in the memory of his late wife, Dorothy Jo, and his mother, Matilda ‘Tilly’ Valandra. This foundation focuses on giving funds to low-cost animal clinics.
  • Bob became a vegetarian around 30 years ago and advises others to become a vegetarian too. In his interview with PETA,  he explains how giving up meat can keep your mind sharp and help reduce the chances of Alzheimer’s disease.

  • At the age of 83, Barker has the record for being the oldest man to host a game show, and the oldest man to have hosted a weekday television program.
  • Surprisingly, he’s been on television now for 50 years.
  • He is an animal rights activist and has stopped giving out fur coats as prizes in The Price is Right Show.
  • He underwent a surgery to clear the blockage in his left carotid artery that carries blood to the brain on September 20, 1999 at George Washington University Hospital in Washington D. C.
  • On July 8, 2004, Bob Barker Statue was established at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza. Bob Barker Statue
  • Bob is so much in love with animals that at the end of every episode of “The Price is Right,” he inculcates these words into viewers’ minds “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.”

  • He won the Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television in 1999 at the 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

  • He received the WWE Slammy Award for Best Raw Guest Host on December 14, 2009.
  • A tribute was given to Bob Barker on The Game Show Awards 2009.

  • He got trained by Chuck Norris and earned a black belt, and practice martial arts almost daily. Bob Barker Doing Karate
  • Here’s a brief biography of Famous Former Game Show Host Bob Barker:

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