Bob Barker Obituary, Death – who was born on December 12th, 1923 is a game show host that has since retired from working in the television industry in the United States. His tenure as the host of the daytime game shows The Price Is Right on CBS, which ran from 1972 until 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in the annals of North American television history, is largely responsible for his widespread recognition. In addition to this, he is well-known because he was the host of the show “Truth or Consequences” from the years 1956 until 1975.
Barker was the sixth of seven children and came from a family that had been raised in the Darrington, Washington, working class. He enlisted in the United States Navy so that he could serve his country during World War II. While he was attending college, he worked as a DJ on a radio station in his spare time. In 1950, he uprooted his life and moved to California with the goal of beginning a career in broadcasting. He had no idea what he was getting himself into. It was called The Bob Barker Show, and it went on the air for a cumulative total of six years while he was the host of his own radio show.
In 1956, he became the host of the game show Truth or Consequences, which marked the beginning of his career in the game show industry. After that, he went on to host a variety of game shows as well as the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, positions he held from 1967 until 1987, making him the host with the record for the longest tenure at those pageants. He also hosted a number of other game shows after his retirement from the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants in 1987. It was in 1972 when he was given the role of host on the game show known as “The Price Is Right.”
After the death of his wife Dorothy Jo in 1981[2,] who was 57 years old at the time and had lung cancer, he became an advocate for the rights of animals and of animal rights activism. [S]he had died from lung cancer. He provided financial assistance to organizations like the United Activists for Animal Rights and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He had already spent half of his life working in the television industry when he made the decision in 2007 to leave his hosting role on The Price Is Right and call it a career.