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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bob Newhart  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

He was born in Oak Park, Illinois. His family lived on the west side of Chicago. He was educated at Roman Catholic schools in the area and attended St. Ignatius College Prep. He then enrolled at Loyola University of Chicago where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business management. After serving in the US Army during the Korean War, Newhart briefly attended Loyola Law School.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bob Newhart is a comedian, actor, and writer. He is an actor in films and on televison, including the televison shows The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, Bob, and George and Leo. His theatrical films include Hell is for Heroes, Hot Millinois,On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Catch 22, Cold Turkey, First Family, Little Miss Marker, In & Out, Elf, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

I shouldn't even be doing this :
ISBN: 1401384862. OCLC Number: 71312646

Hyperion Audiobooks,. .

Newhart gives his brilliant and bemused twist on a multitude of topics, including flying, the trials of a family holiday in a Winnebago, and more serious subjects, such as golf. And, of course, there are the funny stories from his life and career.

I shouldn't even be doing this! :
ISBN: 1401309151. OCLC Number: 64510980

Hyperion,. .

There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. His comedy albums, movies, and two hit television series have made him a national treasure and placed him firmly in the pantheon of comedy legends. Now, at last, Newhart puts his world view on paper. Never a punch-line comic, always more of a storyteller, he tells anecdotes from throughout his life and career, including his beginnings as an accountant, the groundbreaking success of his comedy albums, and his fifteen years on primetime television. He also gives his wry, comedic twist to a multitude of topics, including golf, drinking, and family holidays.--From publisher description.