• Bob Barker

    1923 - 1970

    Bob Barker (1923 - 1970)

    Game Show Host and Television Personality, best remembered as the MC of the television game show, “The Price is Right,” currently the longest-running game show in television history (it started in 1972).  In 1999, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Daytime Television, as the show’s executive producer. Born Robert William Barker in Darrington, Washington, […]

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  • Bob Birch

    1956 - 2012

    Bob Birch (1956 - 2012)

    Soon after graduating college, Bob Birch joined a band with his brother Dan and sister-in-law Martha, becoming one of the top bands on the Detroit circuit.[citation needed] While performing at lounges in local hotels, Birch met many musicians from some of the top touring bands of the time including the Doobie Brothers, George Benson, Chicago […]

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  • Bob Boozer

    1937 - 2012

    Bob Boozer (1937 - 2012)

    In the fall of 1960, Bob Boozer joined the Royals with Olympic teammate Oscar Robertson. As a rookie, Boozer contributed 8.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in a reserve role. The following season, he earned a spot in the Royals’ starting lineup and averaged 13.7 points and 10.2 rebounds. Boozer continued to improve, averaging 14.3 points […]

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  • Bob Burns

    1890 - 1956

    Bob Burns (1890 - 1956)

    Actor. Appeared in motion pictures of the 1930s and 1940s. Know for his trademark hillbilly humor, backwoods philosophy, and tall tales.  (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  William Robert Burn (1851 – 1927)  Emma Needham Burn (1865 – 1922)  Spouses:  Harriet M. Foster Burns (1909 – 1978)  Elizabeth Fisher Burns (1899 – 1936)*  Children: […]

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  • Bob Carroll, Jr

    1918 - 2007

    Bob Carroll, Jr (1918 - 2007)

    Television Writer. One of the creators of “I Love Lucy”. Carroll, along with Madelyn Pugh Davis, originally scripted Lucille Ball’s radio show “My Favorite Husband”, and went on to co-write every episode of “I Love Lucy” (1951 to 1957), as well as Ball’s subsequent series “The Lucy Show” (1962 to 1968), “Here’s Lucy” (1968 to […]

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  • Bob Casale

    1952 - 2014

    Bob Casale (1952 - 2014)

    Casale was originally trained as a medical radiation technologist, but was recruited by his brother Gerald Casale to join his band. After a few line-up changes, Bob Casale would be part of the most popular five-piece incarnation, which included the Casale brothers: Jerry and Bob (“Bob 2”), and the Mothersbaugh brothers: Mark and Bob (“Bob […]

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  • Bob Clampett

    1913 - 1984

    Bob Clampett (1913 - 1984)

    Renowned American animator of the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Well-known for his innovative and influencial drawing style and animation directing. Worked for Warner Bros. for many years until producing the popular “Beany and Cecil” series of cartoons for television. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Ruth Clampett (1898 – 1961)

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  • Bob Clayton

    1922 - 1979

    Bob Clayton (1922 - 1979)

    Bob Clayton (August 17, 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia – November 1, 1979 in New York City) was an American television game show announcer and host of several shows. He spent his early television career hosting shows in Miami, Florida before moving to New York in the 1960s. After his first national hosting job on the game […]

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  • Bob Crane

    1928 - 1978

    Bob Crane (1928 - 1978)

    Bob Crane Robert Edward Crane was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on July 13th, 1928. By his early teens, he was demonstrating musical talent and had set his sights on becoming a drummer, and fantasizing about being the next Buddy Rich. At age sixteen, he began drumming for the Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, but was let go […]

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  • Bob Cranshaw

    1932 - 2016

    Bob Cranshaw (1932 - 2016)

    Some of Cranshaw’s best-known performances include Lee Morgan’s The Sidewinder and Grant Green’s Idle Moments. Bob Cranshaw also served as the sole session bassist to Sesame Street and The Electric Company songwriter and composer Joe Raposo, and played bass guitar on all songs, tracks, buttons and cues recorded by the Children’s Television Workshop during Raposo’s […]

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  • Bob Cummings

    1910 - 1990

    Bob Cummings (1910 - 1990)

    Actor. A star of radio, films and televisions, he is remembered for his role in the films “The Devil and Miss Jones” (1941), “Princess O’Rourke” (1943), and the Alfred Hitchcock thrillers “Saboteur” (1942) and “Dial M for Murder” (1954), and for the television series “The Bob Cummings Show” that aired from January 1955 until September […]

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  • Bob Custer

    1898 - 1974

    Bob Custer (1898 - 1974)

    Movie Actor. Born Raymond Anthony Glenn on Oct. 18, 1898, he grew up in Frankfort, Ky., and earned a degree from the University of Kentucky in civil engineering. He and a friend, Walter Featherstone, drove out to California in the early 1920s and received parts as extras in the movies. He soon learned tests were […]

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  • Bob Dailey

    1953 - 2016

    Bob Dailey (1953 - 2016)

    The league’s tallest player until the arrival of Willie Huber in 1978, Bob Dailey was a tremendous combination of size and skill on the blueline. He was selected ninth overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft from the Toronto Marlboros, where he had won the Memorial Cup as a junior. He […]

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  • Bob Dalton

    1869 - 1892

    Bob Dalton (1869 - 1892)

    In July 1890, Bob Dalton, Grat, and Emmett were accused of stealing horses near Claremore to sell them in Kansas. With a posse close behind of them Bob and Emmett left the territories for California where brother Bill was residing. Grat was arrested for the crime but would gain his release because of a lack […]

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  • Bob Denver

    1935 - 2005

    Bob Denver (1935 - 2005)

    While teaching at Corpus Christi in 1958, Bob Denver shot the pilot for the TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, and left teaching for his first professional acting job as a regular on the series when it was picked up in 1959. From 1959 to 1963, Denver appeared on Dobie Gillis as Maynard […]

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  • Bob Elliott

    1923 - 2016

    Bob Elliott (1923 - 2016)

    Bob Elliott was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, the son of Gail Marguarite (née Brackett), a needleworker, and Fred Russell Elliott, who worked in insurance. On radio, he appeared in programs with his long-time partner Ray Goulding. These were in different series and time slots over decades, beginning in the late 1940s at Boston’s WHDH radio […]

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  • Bob Evans

    1918 - 2007

    Bob Evans (1918 - 2007)

    Restaurateur. Born Robert Evans in Sugar Ridge, Ohio,  he moved to Gallipolis, Ohio in the early 1940’s and bought a restaurant named the Malt Shop. After being inducted into the army, he sold the Malt Shop to a friend. In 1945, after serving in World War II, he worked for a family owned packing company. […]

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  • Bob Feller

    1918 - 2010

    Bob Feller (1918 - 2010)

    Robert William Andrew Feller (November 3, 1918 – December 15, 2010), nicknamed “The Heater from Van Meter”, “Bullet Bob”, and “Rapid Robert”, was an American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians. Feller pitched from 1936 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1956, interrupted only by a […]

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  • Bob Fitzsimmons

    1863 - 1917

    Bob Fitzsimmons (1863 - 1917)

    Bob Fitzsimmons Bob Fitzsimmons was born in England and as a youth he worked as a blacksmith and developed great strength. He then moved to New Zealand and then Australia and started boxing. He then moved to the United States and progressed through the Middleweight ranks defeating the likes of Dick Ellis, Dave Conway and […]

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  • Bob Foster

    1938 - 2015

    Bob Foster (1938 - 2015)

    Bob Foster Bob Foster, the former world light-heavyweight boxing champion, who has died aged 76, was perhaps the greatest 175lb fighter of all time. A supremely gifted performer who made no fewer than 14 successful defences of the title he captured by knocking out the feared Dick Tiger in four rounds, he proved unbeatable at […]

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  • Bob Guccione

    1930 - 2010

    Bob Guccione (1930 - 2010)

    Publisher. Founder and publisher of the adult magazine “Penthouse”, which debuted in England in 1965 and first appeared in the US in 1969. For years it successfully competed with “Playboy” by catering to a  middlebrow readership, offering tabloid-style journalism and more forthright nudity. In September 1984, “Penthouse” notoriously published nude photos of reigning “Miss America” […]

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  • Bob Hastings

    1925 - 2014

    Bob Hastings (1925 - 2014)

    Bob Hastings Robert “Bob” Francis Hastings (April 18, 1925 – June 30, 2014) was an American radio, film, and television character actor. He also provided voices for animated cartoons. He was best known for his portrayal of annoying suck-up Lt. Elroy Carpenter, on McHale’s Navy. Early life and career Hastings was born in Brooklyn, New […]

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  • Bob Holiday

    1932 - 2017

    Bob Holiday (1932 - 2017)

    Bob Holiday (November 12, 1932 – January 27, 2017) was an American actor best known for playing Superman in the 1966 Broadway musical It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman! Historically, Holiday was the next “live-action” Superman after George Reeves. Holiday played Superman more than any other actor, having played the role in over […]

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  • Bob Hope

    1903 - 2003

    Bob Hope (1903 - 2003)

    Bob Hope Hope was born in Eltham, London, the fifth of seven sons. His English father, William Henry Hope, was a stonemason from Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, and his Welsh mother, Avis Townes, was a light opera singer from Barry who later worked as a cleaner. They married in April 1891 and lived at 12 Greenwood Street, […]

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  • Bob Hoskins

    1942 - 2014

    Bob Hoskins (1942 - 2014)

    Hoskins was born in Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk on 26 October 1942 to Robert Hoskins, a bookkeeper and lorry driver, and Elsie (Hopkins) Hoskins, a cook and nursery school teacher. His grandmother was a Romani. From the age of 2 weeks old, he was brought up in Finsbury Park, London. Hoskins left school at […]

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  • Bob Kane

    1915 - 1998

    Bob Kane (1915 - 1998)

    Cartoonist. Born in New York City, he was a comic book artist and writer, credited as the creator of the DC Comic’s superhero “Batman” character. He was a trainee animator when he entered the comic book field in 1936. Merging with DC Comics action series in 1938, editors were in a scramble for more heroes […]

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  • Bob Kane

    1915 - 1998

    Bob Kane (1915 - 1998)

    Cartoonist. Born in New York City, he was a comic book artist and writer, credited as the creator of the DC Comic’s superhero “Batman” character. He was a trainee animator when he entered the comic book field in 1936. Merging with DC Comics action series in 1938, editors were in a scramble for more heroes […]

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  • Bob Keeshan

    1927 - 2004

    Bob Keeshan (1927 - 2004)

    Keeshan was born in Lynbrook, New York. After an early graduation from Forest Hills High School in Queens, New York in 1945, during World War II, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, but was still in the United States when Japan surrendered. He attended Fordham University on the GI Bill and few […]

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  • Bob Kurland

    1924 - 2013

    Bob Kurland (1924 - 2013)

    Kurland was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Albert and Adele Kurland. He graduated from Jennings High School in Jennings, Missouri, where he participated in basketball and track.  Kurland, a Missouri native, considered attending the University of Missouri. But when Oklahoma A&M played a game at Saint Louis University, A&M coach Henry Iba invited Kurland […]

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  • Bob Luman

    1937 - 1978

    Bob Luman (1937 - 1978)

    Bob Luman Luman was born in Blackjack, Texas, but raised in Nacogdoches, Texas. His early interest in music was influenced by his father, an amateur fiddle, guitar and harmonica player. Bob Luman received his first guitar when he was thirteen years of age. Luman attended high school in Kilgore, where the family had moved after […]

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