Who was the ‘Price is Right’ host Bob Barker?

The Price Is Right host Bob Barker has passed away at the age of 99 at his Hollywood Hills home.

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And his longtime publicist Roger Neal confirmed the legendary tv hosts death in a statement to ET.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce that the World’s Greatest MC who ever lived, Bob Barker, has left us.”

Additionally, Barker’s longtime partner Nancy Burnet issued a statement obtained by PEOPLE and fondly lamented on the good work she and parker did together.

“So proud of the trailblazing work we did together to expose the cruelty to animals in the entertainment industry.”

Nancy said, “We were great friends over these 40 yrs. He will be missed.”

At this time, officials confirmed his death as natural causes.

How long was Barker on price?

Barker first began his run on the hit show The Price Is Right in 1972 and remained the face until 2007.

But Barker’s credentials go back farther than that when he hosted ‘Truth or Consequences’ in 1956.

Also, after moving to Burbank, CA Barker headed up his own radio show called ‘The Bob Barker Show’.

In addition to the long-term gigs, Barker also hosted a number of ‘Miss Universe‘ and ‘Miss America’ pageants.

And as well as appearances on The Nanny, The Bold and the Beautiful, as well as in Adam Sandler’s comedy Happy Gilmore.

What are some fun facts about Bob Barker?

While Bob Barker accomplished a well-rounded career, let’s take a look at what he achieved.

First, over Barker’s career he earned 19 Daytime Emmys and received an Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.

As previously mentioned, Barker and his partner Nancy spent their years active in the animal rights industry.

Secondly, he founded the charity DJ&T Foundation which provided services for pet owners.

That said, Barker told producers on “Price Is Right’ that he “didn’t want to be on stage with those fur coats.”

So, a passionate and caring man like Bob Barker leaves the world more humane than before.

Bob Barker survived by his half-brother, Kent Valandra and half-nephews Robert Valandra and Chip Valandra and half-niece Vickie Valandra Kelly.

Published by HOLR Magazine


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