Bob Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He is known for his deadpan delivery and slight stammer, which he incorporated into the persona around which he built a successful career. His 1960 comedy album “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” went straight to number one on the charts and received the 1961 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Newhart also won Best New Artist, and his follow-up album “The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back” won Best Comedy Performance- Spoken Word that same year.
Newhart’s success in stand-up led to his own NBC variety show in 1961, “The Bob Newhart Show”, which earned him an Emmy Award nomination and a Peabody Award. In the mid-1960s, Newhart appeared on “The Dean Martin Show” 24 times, “The Ed Sullivan Show” eight times, and he guest hosted “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” a total of 87 times. From 1972 to 1978, Newhart starred in the popular “Bob Newhart Show” on CBS, and in 1982, Newhart returned to primetime with “Newhart”. On September 20, 2006, Hyperion Books released Newhart’s first book, “I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This”.
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