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General Information

Name:  Bob Newhart  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois


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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