“Forgotten Hollywood”- Game Show Host Extraordinaire…

Posted on August 26, 2023 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Bob Barker was a television game show host and his career spanned over five decades.  His most memorable work was on Truth or Consequences and The Price is Right. He hosted the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, giving him a distinction as the longest-serving host of those annual events. BOB BARKER ->

“`He was hosting an audience-participation radio show on KNX 1070 AM in Los Angeles when game show producer Ralph Edwards who was looking for a new host to replace Jack Bailey on the daytime-television version of his long-running show, Truth or Consequences, happened to be listening and liked Barker’s voice and style.

“`After nineteen accolades throughout his career, Barker received a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented at the 1999 Daytime Emmy Awards. He was also inducted into the 2004 class of the Television Hall of Fame.

“`He became an advocate for animal rights, supporting groups such as the United Activists for Animal Rights. He began ending The Price Is Right show with: This is Bob Barker reminding you to help control the pet population; have your pets spayed or neutered. He participated in several PETA public service announcements over the years.

“`Bob Barker was ninety-nine.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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