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Comic Bob Newhart Celebrates Birthday

We all have our favorite TV sitcoms, and Bob Newhart has starred in a few of my favorites. Today, the witty low-key comedian celebrates his 82nd birthday. You may have seen Newhart a couple of years ago when he performed on the Stanley Theater Stage in Utica.

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Bob Newhart’s TV shows were just funny, as his many comedy albums were. According to Wikipedia:

George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929), known professionally as Bob Newhart, is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached #1 on the Billboard pop music charts—it remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history.

Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-running and prize-winning situation comedies, first as psychologist Dr. Robert “Bob” Hartley on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s sitcom Newhart. He also had a third sitcom that was short-lived and initially successful but was soon canceled, named Bob.  One of his most recent roles is the library head Judson in The Librarian.

 

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