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September 01, 2019

What Does the Star of 'The Bob Newhart Show' Look like 40 Years after the Show Ended

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This is what comedy legend Bob Newhart looks like 40 years after his hit show "The Bob Newhart Show" wrapped up.

Newhart starred in the sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show" from 1972 to 1978, playing the character Robert "Bob" Hartley. By 2018, he was 89-years of age. However, his career is still in full swing and keeps on engaging new generations of fans.

The success of his album, which was the first comedy album to make number one on the Billboard charts, eventually led him to TV.

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In April 2018, Newhart attended an event called An Evening with Bob Newhart: A "Newhart" Celebration. It was presented by The Paley Center for Media and Hulu at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California.

He was also spotted at the series finale party for CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena in May 2019 in Pasadena, California.

Newhart started his comedy career in 1958. At the time, he and a co-worker improvised via telephone comedy routines to kill boredom at work, which they later recorded and sent to radio stations as audition tapes.

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The "phone sketch" had continued all through his profession, and highlighted in the release of his 1960 comedy album, "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart."

The success of his album, which was the first comedy album to make number one on the Billboard charts, eventually led him to TV.

Newhart initially showed up in a variety sketch show. He then starred in four sitcoms — "The Bob Newhart Show," "Newhart," "Bob," and "George & Leo."

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In 2004, he was picked to star as Judson in "The Librarian," a role which proceeded to the television series "The Librarians."

In September 2013, he won his first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Professor Proton on "The Big Bang Theory."

Two years later, he was honored with the Publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

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While acting in both movie and TV, Newhart still performs stand-up tirelessly across the country.

Newhart was born in 1929, at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois. In 1963, he tied the knot with Virginia "Ginnie" Quinn. The couple has four children — Robert, Timothy, Jennifer, and Courtney.

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