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Bob Barker, former host of ‘The Price is Right’ and Washington native, turns 99

Dec 12, 2022, 12:45 PM
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The former host of “The Price is Right” and Washington state native, Bob Barker, turned 99 years old on Monday.

Barker was born in Darrington, Washington, on Dec. 12, 1923. His mother was a school teacher and his father was a foreman on the electrical high line throughout Washington.

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He met his future wife at an Ella Fitzgerald concert and began dating her at the age of 15.

After enlisting in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a fighter pilot, Barker moved to California in 1950 to pursue a broadcasting career.

Barker hosted “The Price is Right” from 1972 to 2007, and was replaced by the current host, Drew Carey.

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Bob Barker, former host of ‘The Price is Right’ and Washington native, turns 99