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Born George Robert Newhart, Bob was an accountant in Chicago, performing comedy sketches on local radio as a hobby. His low-key, almost deadpan style was instantly popular as he mirrored the average guy who went to work expecting to get through the day without too much trouble. His nervous stammer and baleful stare, though, were clues that his life wasn't running very smoothly. In fact, most of Bob's classic routines satirized the calm facade of daily modern life. In 1960, only fifteen gold records were issued, and one of them went to an album called The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart. Newhart won a Grammy for "Best New Artist," and the record sold over a million copies. In 1972, he starred in his first sitcom, and for the next 20 years, he could be found on TV. He had three successful TV shows, The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, and Bob.

Material excerpted from: The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart (2-45690); Copyright: Warner Bros. Music, Inc. Publisher: All selections written by Bob Newhart and published by Bob Newhart Publishing Co.

The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! (2-1393); Copyright: Warner Bros. Music, Inc. Publisher: All selections written by Bob Newhart and published by Bob Newhart Publishing Co.

Button Down Concert (BK63399); Copyright: Sony Music Entertainment/Viacom International, Inc./ Newhart Enterprises, Inc. Publisher: Newhart Enterprises, Inc.

 
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