Bob Newhart Overview

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Born: September 05, 1929

Bob Newhart first worked as an accountant and advertising copywriter, but in his spare time, he performed in a theatrical stock company in his hometown of Chicago. Newhart and a friend at the ad agency, Ed Gallagher, recorded audition tapes of themselves making long, antic phone calls to each other. However, when Gallagher decided to drop out, Newhart continued on his own, doing the one-man, two-way telephone conversations for which he would soon become famous. In 1959, a Chicago deejay... See All

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