“Forgotten Hollywood”- Bob Newhart Receives First Emmy!

Posted on September 16, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…bob_newhart

   Bob Newhart, among television’s most enduring stars with shows stretching back over five decades, openly wept as he finally captured his first Emmy. The 84-year old talent was honored at Sunday’s creative arts Emmy ceremony for his guest role last season on The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton, whose silly character was a former host of a children’s science show.

   Noted for his straight deadpan and stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his record album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, became a worldwide bestseller, and reached number one on Billboard Magazine’s pop album chart. It remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history. Newhart’s success in stand-up led to his own NBC variety show in 1961.

   Bob Newhart’s small screen history includes the 1970s The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart in the next decade, and Bob in the 1990s… and six previous nominations. His variety series, The Bob Newhart Show, earned a writing bid in 1961.

   Newhart has been in a number of popular films, beginning with the 1962 war story, Hell Is for Heroes, starring Steve McQueen. His movies have ranged from 1970’s Barbra Streisand musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, the 1971 Norman Lear comedy Cold Turkey, the Mike Nichols-directed war satire Catch 22, to the 2003 Will Ferrell holiday comedy Elf.

   Kudos to one of my favorite television personalities… Mr. Bob Newhart!


LB Public Library logo   Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History has just been added to it’s 42nd literary branch. It’s housed in the Long Beach Public Library in Southern California. This is the 103rd overall library that carries one of my paperbacks in the Forgotten Hollywood Book Series.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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