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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


-- Website -- http://www.bobnewhart.com/
-- Bob Newhart on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bob+newhart


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.


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Titles At Your Library

I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny
ISBN: 1401309151

Hachette Books. 2007

The first book ever from an icon of American comedy--a hilarious combination of stories from his career and observations about life

That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. 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. Who else has a drinking game named after him And now, at last, Newhart puts his brilliant and hysterical 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 and the groundbreaking success of his comedy albums and The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, which gave him fifteen years on primetime television. And he also gives his wry, comedic twist to a multitude of topics, including golf, drinking, and family holidays.

Today, Newhart appears on Desperate Housewives, in hit movies such as Elf, and in theaters around the country. Reruns of his shows air constantly on Nick at Nite--have recently been released with great success for the first time ever on DVD. With this book, Bob Newhart gives his millions of fans a first ever opportunity to sample his unique brand of humor--including excerpts from some of his classic routines--on the printed page.


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