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Bob Newhart

1929 - Today

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George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up comedian and actor known for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery style. Newhart came to prominence in 1960 when his album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, became a bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart; it remains the 20th-best selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!, was also a success, and the two albums held the Billboard number one and number two spots simultaneously.Newhart later went into acting, starring as Chicago psychologist Robert Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show during the 1970s and then as Vermont innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s series Newhart. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Newhart has received more than 8,657,401 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Bob Newhart is the 11th most popular comedian (down from 10th in 2019), the 1,215th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,377th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Comedian.

Bob Newhart is most famous for his role as Dr. Robert Hartley on the TV show The Bob Newhart Show, which aired from 1972 to 1978.

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  • 8.7M

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  • 69.68

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  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among COMEDIANS

Among comedians, Bob Newhart ranks 11 out of 90Before him are Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Dick Van Dyke, Chevy Chase, and George Carlin. After him are Bob Hope, Simon Pegg, Joan Rivers, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, and Henry Winkler.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1929, Bob Newhart ranks 86Before him are Helmut Rahn, Michael Atiyah, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Omar Torrijos, Paul Lauterbur, and E. O. Wilson. After him are Bernard Haitink, Vera Miles, Ivar Giaever, Andriyan Nikolayev, Nikolai Ryzhkov, and Georgi Markov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Newhart ranks 1,215 out of 15,968Before him are Nelson Goodman (1906), Carl Reiner (1922), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874), and Lita Grey (1908). After him are Pat Nixon (1912), Britney Spears (1981), Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), Cesar Romero (1907), Alyson Hannigan (1974), and Condoleezza Rice (1954).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Bob Newhart ranks 11Before him are Adam Sandler (1966), Steve Martin (1945), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Chevy Chase (1943), and George Carlin (1937). After him are Joan Rivers (1933), Andy Kaufman (1949), Richard Pryor (1940), Henry Winkler (1945), Don Rickles (1926), and Lucille Ball (1911).

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