9 facts about comedian Bob Newhart

On the eve of comedian Bob Newhart’s 91st birthday on Sept. 5, Channel 9 has compiled nine things to know about the award-winning stand-up comedian and TV star.

See the facts compiled from Newhart’s website below:

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  1. Bob Newhart’s career began while he was working as an accountant in Chicago.
  2. “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” was the first comedy album to go to #1 on the charts.
  3. The “Bob Newhart Variety Show” earned an Emmy and a Peabody Award.
  4. His next forays into television included “The Bob Newhart Show” (1972-1978) and “Newhart” (1982-1990).
  5. Newhart has starred in 14 feature films and sold millions of albums worldwide.
  6. Newhart was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2002.
  7. He has also been inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame.
  8. Newhart has three siblings; he also has four children with his wife, Ginnie. None of them are in show business.
  9. In 2013, he won his first Emmy for recurring appearances on the hit show “The Big Bang Theory.”
Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.