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- Bob Barker Biography:
- Bob Barker fun facts:
- Barker went to college on a basketball scholarship and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in economics.
- Served in the U.S. Navy as a fighter pilot during World War II.
- Married his high school sweetheart, Dorthy Jo. The two never had any children.
- His first TV hosting gig was an 18-year run on another game show “Truth or Consequences.”
- He started “Price is Right in September of 1972 which is now the longest continuously running game show in North American television history.
- Became a vegetarian in 1979 and when his wife died in 1981, Barker became an animal activist with his signature sign-off, “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.”
- In 1987, he made waves by not coloring his hair, allowing it to go gray. A rare move for a TV host, but others would follow like Alex Trebek and Monty Hall.
- Over the years, he has donated tens of millions of dollars to animal groups and vowing to “die broke” by giving away all of his money to animal charities.