Some sad news to report from over the weekend as legendary TV host, actor and animal activist Bob Barker passed away at the age of 99. Barker was hired to host The Price Is Right in 1972 and stayed in the position until 2007. He got his first gig as a game show host back in 1956 when he worked on NBC’s Truth or Consequences. Outside of The Price Is Right, Barker emceed the Miss Universe and Miss America pageants. Barker won 19 Daytime Emmy awards throughout his career and was also a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award. He received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 1976. R.I.P. to an icon.
#BREAKINGNEWS – Game show legend Bob Barker died this morning at the age of 99. He was the longtime host of “The Price Is Right” and a longtime advocate of animal rights. May he R.I.P. 🙏
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