People we love: Bob Newhart

George Robert “Bob” Newhart, Born September 5, 1929

Born on this Day in 1929.

Stand-up comedian and actor Bob Newhart is best known for two long running and award winning TV sitcoms, the 1970s The Bob Newhart Show and the 1980s Newhart. He’s acted in films including playing Papa Elf in Elf with Will Ferrell.

Newhart’s album The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history.

He married Virginia Quinn in 1963. They have four children.

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